Logo: Lamborghini

Visionary, Cutting Edge, Pure

Photo: Lamborghini Huracán RWD Coupé
Lamborghini Huracán RWD coupé – fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 17.2 / extra-urban 8.9 / combined 11.9; CO2 emissions in g/km: 278 (combined); CO2 efficiency class: G

The first Lamborghini ever made was built in the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in Northern Italy back in 1963. The same factory has been manufacturing these legendary supercars ever since. A part of Volkswagen AG since 1998, Lamborghini continues to enjoy worldwide acclaim as a manufacturer of exclusive, charismatic vehicles. All Lamborghini cars are developed and produced at this single site in Sant’Agata Bolognese. In 2016, the company’s 1,415 employees built 3,457 vehicles, generating sales revenue of €906 million.

2016 Highlights

“Lamborghini named ‘Top Employer’ Italy 2016.”

Tracce Musicali - Partnership with Teatro Comunale Bologna

In accordance with its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, Automobili Lamborghini supports cultural initiatives and Institutions, in order to enhance the social development of the territory. In 2016, Automobili Lamborghini decided to start a partnership with Bologna’s Teatro Comunale. The Teatro Comunale is the main theatre in Bologna, staging performances of opera, music and ballet. It has established an opera school to support the development of young artists. Automobili Lamborghini supported the Teatro Comunale’s activities through a contribution of lyric drama “Attila” by Giuseppe Verdi. Automobili Lamborghini strengthened the partnership with Teatro Comunale through  “Tracce Musicali”, a CSR initiative dedicated to students from Emilia-Romagna schools who could enjoy free rehearsals for the 2017 Symphonic Season, in order to spread the culture of music throughout young generations.

Dual Education System Italy (DESI)

During the reporting year, Lamborghini and Ducati go on with the CSR project DESI (Dual Education System Italy) jointly organized by both companies and launched in 2014. Other project partners include the Volkswagen Workforce Foundation, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, the Education Ministry of the Emilia Romagna Region and two Technical High Schools of Bologna. The DESI dual education program involves 45 young people coming from the last years of  technical high schools, and combines classroom-based theory with practical work experience placements.  For the practical training component, Lamborghini and Ducati have set up modern training centers at their plants.

Lamborghini – Biopark and Biomonitoring project

The biopark, situated in the small Italian municipality of Sant’Agata Bolognese in the city of Bologna, includes a 70,000 m2 plantation of 9,000 young common oaks (quercus robur) and a fruit garden (30 different species on 900 m2). Since 2008, similar projects have been carried out by Audi at many of its production plants around the world. These plantations will be monitored over the coming years and decades in a project that will provide insights into forest productivity, stocking (forest density) and the ability of forests to store carbon and maintain biodiversity. Special attractions in the forest include a nature walk featuring native tree species and a wetland area, where local schoolchildren can learn more about the environment, and even a fitness area.

In April 2016 Lamborghini established an apiary in the Lamborghini Park, with the aim to initiate a monitoring program of several pollutants, by analyzing honey, wax and the honey bees themselves. 

Bees can be used as excellent environmental indicators, as they allow an indirect monitoring of the state of health of the surrounding area. Their attitude to exploring every corner of the region in search of vital resources, means that every day the foragers of a beehive execute million withdrawals from various matrices of the environment: the flowers for pollen and nectar, infested leaves sucking insects to collect the honeydew (later transformed into honey), buds and twigs to gather the resins necessary to the production of propolis, and then the water sources.

Lamborghini’s apiary consists of eight hives. During 2016, three of the eight hives have been the subject of three samples of all the hive matrices (honey, pollen, wax, and bees themselves) to detect any local environmental pollution: heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins but also pesticides used in agriculture and the urban and private green.

In 2016 the apiary produced 240 kg of honey. The honey was found free from all the searched residues.

Lamborghini Biopark project is an opportunity for mutually profitable collaboration between Lamborghini and its host municipality of Sant’Agata Bolognese, because in addition to being a research site, the oak forest adds value to the regional landscape and environment and has an educational dimension.

Other projects

Trigeneration Plant 

Trigeneration, also known as CCHP, is a system which uses a single fuel to simultaneously produce energy for heating, cooling and electricity. The trigeneration plant at Lamborghini, for example, uses natural gas. The thermal energy produced by the fuel is used for air conditioning via the refrigeration cycle of an absorption chiller, which is based on a phase-changing refrigerant combined with an absorbent. The trigeneration plant at Automobili Lamborghini. has an installed capacity of 1.2 MWh. Electricity is supplied to the plant as a whole via a transformer, while the thermal energy is delivered via a new hot-water piping network. The original cogeneration plants are used to provide back-up when there are peaks in demand. 

The installed thermal capacity of 1,190 kWh is used to meet demand during the winter months from November to March. In summer (from April to October), the refrigeration output of approx. 890 kWh is absorbed by the company’s main refrigeration units. This project has a number of different objectives, the most important of which is to reduce CO2 emissions. By operating the system on natural gas, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by an estimated 823 t CO2. With a number of minor modifications, it will be possible to convert the system to run on biogas in the future.

Biogas-Powered District Heating System Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Automobili Lamborghini is Italian first automaker to operate its own district heating system. This system pipes hot water to the plant from a biogas-powered cogeneration plant in Nonantola, approximately 6 km away. The hot water (85°C) is pumped through underground pipes to the plant, where the thermal energy is used for heating. Forecasts indicate that the biogas cogeneration plant, which has a total capacity of 1 MW, will in future provide Lamborghini with at least 7,200 MWh of thermal energy annually. This will reduce annual greenhouse emissions by an estimated 1,780 t CO2.


Top Employer Italia 2016

In recognition of its excellent workplace environment and outstanding personnel management, Lamborghini has been certified as a “Top Employer Italia 2016”. This annual certification is awarded by the Top Employers Institute.

AEOF certificate

The Italian customs authority Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli has awarded Lamborghini the status of “Authorized Economic Operator – Full”, thereby certifying that the company operates to the highest level of reliability and security in its trade with foreign countries.

Universum Awards 2016 – Students Choose Most Attractive Employers

The annual Universum employer rankings reveal which employers are most attractive to students. In an annual survey carried out across all Italian universities, students are asked to name the companies they regard as the most appealing. Lamborghini appeared in 2016 at fifth place in the Engineering/ IT/ Natural Sciences category.