Coronavirus impact: Lamborghini starts production of surgical masks and medical shields
Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini is using its engineering prowess to battle the Coronavirus pandemic. The company has made changes to its departments at its manufacturing plant in Sant'Agata Bolognese. This facility will be producing surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields that will be donated to the Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna.
The workforce that is normally involved in producing specialised interior and customisation options in the Lamborghini supercar, will be producing 1,000 masks per day. The team will be using 3D printers within the carbon-fibre production plant and the Research and Development department, to manufacture 200 units of medical shields per day. The activity has been approved and supported by the Emilia-Romagna Region, and is taking place in collaboration with the University of Bologna. The Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences will oversee validation testing of the medical devices made by Lamborghini, prior to their delivery to hospital.
"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," mentioned Stefano Domenicali, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.