The supercar brand begun the preparations for building its highly anticipated Urus SUV, by hiring extra staff for the Sant’Agata production line.
Lamborghini announced that more than 150 assembly line workers and technicians have been recently hired, bringing the number of permanent staff brought over the past five years to more than 600, increasing the total workforce at 1,300 employees. The growth trend will continue this year, with equally significant numbers, the supercar maker said. Since January 30, new production line workers have joined the company, while other positions to be filled during the year will include technicians working in Quality, R&D, Purchasing, Industrial and Project Management divisions, as well as technical production staff.
Sant’Agata Bolognese is getting ready for the production phase of the super sports Urus SUV and the third Lamborghini model, set to be launched in 2018. Not only the workforce is getting bigger, but also the production site. In addition to 500 further new staff, the company plans to double the site’s size from the existing 80,000 m2 to 150,000 m2. “Lamborghini is experiencing strong, steady growth in sales and also in its workforce,” Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini, said. “We are getting ready for groundbreaking changes with the introduction of our third model in 2018, which points to stable, sustainable growth for our company.”
Lamborghini just ended 2015 with an all-time record of 3,245 vehicles sold worldwide and the arrival of the Urus is expected to considerably boost the figures. Last year sales were driven by the high demand for the ten-cylinder Huracan LP 610-4, with 2,242 units being delivered.