Lamborghini is joining the group of manufacturers that have moved their focus from building cars to producing essential equipment for patients and medical professionals. The Italian automaker hand-builds each car. Despite the lack of mass production facilities, Lamborghini chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali, said: "During this emergency, we feel the need to make a concrete contribution. We will win this battle together by working in union, supporting those who are at the forefront of fighting this pandemic every day."
Those who typically work on Lamborghini cabins will produce the surgical masks, and workers at the carbon-fiber plant will churn out face shields via 3D printers. The company said it has the capability to produce 1,000 masks and 200 face shields per day.
Lamborghini has been collaborating with the regional government, health authorities, and the University of Bologna to ensure that the medical equipment is approved before it is donated to the Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna.
Each night, as a sign of solidarity with the Italian people, the firm lights its headquarters with the Italian flag's colors.