Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, Invitalia and the Emilia-Romagna Region to carry out Industrial Research and Experimental Development projects pursuant to Ministerial Decree of December 9, 2014 – Development Contracts, and Regional Law 14/2014 – Emilia-Romagna Promotion of Investments. They are respectively co-funded by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development – Development and Cohesion Fund 2014-2020 and the Emilia-Romagna Region – POR ERDF Emilia-Romagna 2014-2020. Regional Law 14/2014 also provides aid for Training and aid for Hiring and Employing underprivileged workers and workers with disabilities.
INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR BODY IN WHITE APPLICATION
In October 2019, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. signed a Company Induction and Development Agreement (ARIS) with the Italian Emilia Romagna Region regarding an Industrial Research and Experimental Development project funded by a regional contribution of Euro 1,500,000.00.
This project will allow the company to introduce special lightweight materials to body parts, windows and shape memory materials to implement moving parts to replace complex and heavy electrically actuated systems, in addition to using plastic and metal 3D printing to replace standard production technologies on special components with reduction of the material used and bone growth design.
The primary goal of the project is to search for an overall reduction in weight of the vehicle tied to the modern performance standards of supercars and to the need to reduce masses in order to increase the endurance of electric motors.
INNOVATION AGREEMENTS – SMART FACTORY
In September 2020 Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A signed an Innovation Agreement with the Italian Ministry for Economic Development pursuant to the Ministerial Decree dated March 5, 2018 – Chapter II. This decree provides for the execution of four Industrial Research and Experimental Development projects funded by Euro 15,825,742.30 in contributions. The aim of the program is to develop the technologies and methodologies necessary to implement an innovative manufacturing model based on the set of qualifying “Advanced fabrication and transformation” technologies. The four projects are strongly linked together with a view to implementing an original flexible, efficient and sustainable manufacturing model: the Factory of the Future according to Automobili Lamborghini.
The results expected at the end of the program are:
• New technologies for the modular and flexible assembly of hybrid super cars with a contribution of Euro 2,253,820.22.
• New technologies for the modular and highly automated production of integral bodies and body components painted in composite material with a contribution of Euro 3,579,566.20.
• New Technological Platform for Virtual Engineering and Virtual Prototyping with a contribution of Euro 5,517,116.64.
• New Digital Ecosystem functional for developing a customer-data-driven production system able to dynamically integrate technologies and processes from a Life-Cycle Engineering perspective with a contribution of Euro 4,475,239.24.