Lamborghini steps in to fight coronavirus pandemic with masks and face shields
The Italian supercar manufacturer will produce 1000 masks and 200 medical shields per day in its production plant in Sant’Agata, Bolognese
As the world fights the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, Lamborghini, like many other car manufacturers is trying to do its part by helping with the manufacture of emergency medical supplies like masks and medical shields. Lamborghini stopped production of its cars on March 12 and have now repurposed the facility to help out their nation which is one of the worst hit in the world so far.
At Lamborghini’s production facility, the saddlery department works on producing 1000 masks a day while the research and development department will be responsible for producing 200 medical shields per day within the carbonfibre production plant.
This medical equipment will be supplied to ant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna, but before that, the department of medical and surgical science of the University of Bologna will carry out testing of the produced medical equipment. The company’s effort has also got approval from the authorities of the Emilia-Romagna Region.
Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini commented, “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 unison, supporting those who are at the forefront of fighting this pandemic every day.”
Lamborghini, as a sign of unity and support for the entire nation lights up the historic headquarter buildings in Sant’Agata Bolognese, with the colors of the Italian flag every evening. During this coronavirus pandemic, a lot of companies have come together to fight the onslaught of the virus. Closer to home, Indian carmakers are contributing too by manufacturing medical equipment and assisting with conversion of spaces to temporary isolation wards.