The Lamborghini of face masks

Situated in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Automobili Lamborghini has converted some of the departments in its super sports car manufacturing plant facilities to make way for the production of surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields.

The equipment is intended for medical professionals at Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna. Italy has suffered greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic that has spread throughout the world and at the time of writing this article has seen 13 915 deaths. It is because of this sad statistic that Lamborghini has employed the help of its personnel working in its interiors and speciality customization departments to produce the 1 000 masks a day, needed while treating patients. Two hundred units of the protective plexiglass shields will be produced in the carbon fiber production plant and the Research and Development department, utilizing 3D printers.

This initiative is supported by the entire Emilia-Romagna Region and will see help from the University of Bologna. All the equipment will be tested and validated by The Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences before making its way to the 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 unison, supporting those who are at the forefront of fighting this pandemic every day,” Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO, Automobili Lamborghini.

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