New Lamborghini SUV to be produced in Sant’Agata Bolognese with 500 new employees

The luxury car brand, part of the AUDI group, confirms the new investment of about 700 million euro in the regional motor valley. The project will also include the construction of new facilities and will be supported by the Emilia-Romagna Region through the new law n.14 for the investment promotion.

New Lamborghini SUV

Lamborghini announces the production of luxury SUV as its new range of products and the investment will take place in Sant Agata Bolognese, in province of Bologna, where there is the original seat of the company. The regional brand of luxury cars, now part of the German group AUDI, confirmed an investment of about 700 million euro, and intends to hire about 500 new employees. The first SUV model will be called URUS.

The investment  in Sant’Agata Bolognese will see significant development of the Lamborghini site, increasing from the current 80,000 square meters to an area covering ca. 150,000 square meters. The project will include the construction of new facilities, such as a new production line, warehousing and enlargement of the R&D department. Over 120 million euro of industrial investment will be spent for the new factory site and about 150 million for R&D activities.

The interinstitutional agreement has been signed the 27th of May 2015, by the Ministry of Economic Development, the Emilia-Romagna Region, and the national agency Invitalia, kicking off the Protocol of Agreement with Lamborghini. The Emilia-Romagna Region is committed to co-finance the project with an amount of about 20 million euro, for activities of R&D, training, employment support, environmental protection, logistics and telematics infrastructures. The financing will be provided through the “Settlement and Development Agreement” provided by Regional Law n.14 on investment promotion, and will be confirmed after positive evaluation of the projects submitted in response to the call for tenders.

Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management Audi said: “With the decision to produce the Lamborghini SUV in Sant’ Agata Bolognese we have proven once more our commitment to Italy as an important automotive industrial nation”.
(Source: Regione Emilia-Romagna; Lamborghini)







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