Lamborghini Pauses Production Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
The tremendous global repercussions of the coronavirus epidemic have also had a seismic influence on the automobile sector.
Lamborghini’s financial value was highly successful, although most important driving and launch events were cancelled. Since lockdowns were introduced worldwide to address the spread of the virus, manufacturing stopped when plants were closed, and new car sales fell with the closure of showrooms.
Coronavirus has sent jolts across the entire globe. It has been declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). People are suffering, cities are in lockdown, sales are going down, supply chains are getting disturbed. It’s a terror situation.
Lamborghini got shook as well amidst all other auto industries. Many companies relied on China for their auto parts import. Now not only is the supply from China affected, but since coronavirus is spreading rapidly to many countries, the automakers have been forced shutter their production plants, to reschedule auto shows and postpone new vehicle launches.
Plants across Europe have suspended production as the spread of COVID-19 intensifies, and dealerships have been forced to stop due to government requirements prohibiting non-essential enterprises from functioning.
Italy has been widely struck by COVID-19. 24,747 cases and 1809 deaths, Italy has been forced into a lockdown. People are confined to their homes and streets are deserted.
A big name, Lamborghini, has announced to keep its production paused from 13th to 25th March. After the quick spread of Coronavirus in Italy, the renowned Automaker shut down its production facility in Sant ‘Agata Bolognese.
On Monday the 4th of May, after work with government officials and trade associations to set up new security standards, Lamborghini should start production at the Sant-Agata facility. The company said that on 7 May it would “introduce a new car to complete our model line-up.”
Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali said; “This measure is an act of social responsibility and high sensibility toward our people, in the extraordinary situation in which we find ourselves right now in Italy and which is also evolving abroad due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus.”
As much as we should avoid panic at this time, appropriate measures should be taken. There is no compromise on health. So regardless of the suspected losses the auto industry is looking at, they have no choice but to close down their production lines for the time being.
The company CEO also stated that “We continue to monitor the situation in order to react rapidly and with the right flexibility, in collaboration with our people and in order to restart with energy in the right moment.”
How Has Lamborghini Tried To Take Precautions During COVID-19?
During this emergency and epidemic, Lamborghini has made a conscious decision to contribute to and play a role in the fight against COVID-19. Lamborghini has adapted sections of its supercar manufacturing facilities in Sant’Agata Bolognese to make surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields. The masks were presented to the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna to be utilized for persons in Italy. Lamborghini’s Research and Development Department is supplying both resources and equipment for lung simulators. The Siare Engineering International Group, Italy’s largest fan producer, supports co-engineering with the production of breathing simulators during a medical emergency.
Within two weeks, Lamborghini has designed, manufactured, and validated the simulator using an HP Jet Fusion3D 4200 printer featuring MJF technology capable of printing at a precision of 0,08 mm and has used its 3D printing labs to optimize the components, to produce 18 simulators a week and to produce 3D-printed medical visors in polycarbonate.
We hope all these companies are able to achieve their targets and make up for the losses.
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