A wide area close to the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese was struck by a devastating sequence of earthquakes that started on May 20th, two further large earthquakes struck on May 29th and small tremors continue to hamper the rebuilding process as of today.
The earthquakes which have hit the Northern part of Italy did not damage the factory of Automobili Lamborghini in Sant’Agata Bolognese which is perfectly accessible nor did they affect the Gallardo production.
Since some key Aventador suppliers have had to slow down and in some cases relocate production of specific key components, there might be potential delays in the delivery of the V12 supercars.
The delay is limited to the Aventador V12 supercar, with production of the Gallardo unaffected.
Lamborghini is working with the local authorities and its partners to rebuild and to normalize supply as quickly and safely as possible.
Furthermore, Lamborghini decided to help those employees and their families who live in the area around the epicenter. This includes the possibility of an anticipated holiday allowance, but also an individual help to those who have been particularly hit by the earthquake, the Italian automaker said in an official statement.
An initial, combined economic loss estimate from both tremors stood at EUR5 billion (USD6.25 billion), following significant damage in the provinces of Modena, Ferrara, Reggio Emilia, Rovigo and Mantua.
The two big ones, on May 20 and 29, killed 24 people. Over half of those died at work, some in factories certified safe after the first quake. Incessant aftershocks have complicated the recovery.
Few individuals or businesses had earthquake insurance, since the area was not zoned as a high-risk seismic area; the government is now expected to redraw its map.
The quake was the most deadly to strike Italy since 2009 when a tremor partially destroyed the central city of L’Aquila killing about 300 people.