Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
In 1998 AUDI AG acquired the share capital of the sports car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., resulting in the foundation of Automobili Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. This company will uphold the tradition and continue the success of the famous sports car manufacturer into the future.
The Italian super sports car manufacturer has been a 100 per cent subsidiary of AUDI AG since July 1998; the acquisition has developed into a big success story. The Gallardo product line, established in 2003, has developed into the most successful Lamborghini model series ever with over 14,000 produced cars. Identifying features included its V10 engine and aluminum body, in which Lamborghini and Audi exploited significant synergies. Systematic implementation of lightweight design is one of the core competencies of the two brands.
In September 2000 VOLKSWAGEN GROUP ITALIA S.P.A. was also fully integrated into the holding. This company functions as the general importer for the Audi, SEAT, Škoda, Volkswagen Passenger Car and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle brands in Italy.
In Sant’Agata Bolognese, 1,175 people are employed on a 200,000 m2 factory site, where two production lines manufacture the Aventador and, since 2014, the Huracán. The “Centro Stile”, built in 2004, is a highly modern design centre of international standing. A photovoltaic installation on the factory roofs, the largest in the Emilia-Romagna industrial region, generates electricity. This is an important step towards CO2-neutral production, which is a defined goal for 2015. Automobili Lamborghini was the first company in the Italian automotive industry to be awarded EMAS certification and certification in accordance with ISO 50001; these awards are verification of the brand’s achievements with respect to eco management and energy efficiency.
Since the turn of the century, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. has seen a dramatic upturn based on investments in the model range and technical innovations. In 2014, the supercar manufacturer increased the volume delivered to customers from 2,121 to 2,650 units. Milestones are the market launch and the start of sales of the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, the successor of the Gallardo. Also, a new V12 sales record was achieved with 1,128 Lamborghini Aventador units sold. Lamborghini also recorded an increase in turnover as early as in the fourth year. The company will continue to invest in its brand presence in the major markets and expand its dealership network further.
Lamborghini is also heavily involved in motor racing – the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is staged on three continents. After five seasons in Europe and a successful premiere in Asia in 2012, the world’s fastest brand trophy was also launched in the USA in 2013.
|Models||Lamborghini Huracán, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Aventador Roadster|
|Employees||1,175 (December 31, 2014)|
|Production (2014)||2,650 automobiles|