Lamborghini starts production of surgical masks, medical shields for use in Coronavirus pandemic
Automobili Lamborghini is joining the fight against coronavirus alongside other luxury brands around the globe. It is converting departments of its super sports car production plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese in order to produce surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields.
The masks will be donated to the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna to be used in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Work on this initiative will be undertaken by personnel of the saddlery that produce the interiors and specialty customisation for Lamborghini cars, and the teams will be producing 1,000 masks a day. The company also plans on producing 200 medical shields units a day, using 3D printers within the carbon fibre production plant and the Research and Development department.
The Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences will oversee validation testing of the medical devices made by Lamborghini, prior to their delivery to hospital.
Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, comments: “During this emergency, we feel the need to make a concrete contribution. The S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital is an institution with which we have had a collaborative relationship for years, through both professional consultancy in promoting programs to protect our workers’ health, and in research projects. We will win this battle together by working in union, supporting those who are at the forefront of fighting this pandemic every day.”
As a sign of unity and support for the entire nation facing the Coronavirus emergency, every evening Lamborghini lights up the historic headquarter buildings in Sant’Agata Bolognese, with the colors of the Italian flag.