Business expansion
Nord Est; Emilia-Romagna; Bologna
Location of affected unit(s)
Sant'Agata Bolognese
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 September 2015
Employment effect (start)
4 September 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


Automobili Lamborghini, an Italian based luxury car manufacturer, has started to hire 500 workers at the factory of Sant'Agata Bolognese, in Emilia-Romagna. The company intends to increase significantly the production capacity of the site in order to manufacturer a new SUV, Urus, which is expected to be launched on the market in 2018. The decision follows an agreement signed in May with the Italian government and local authorities. 

Subsidies from local authorities amounting to up to 20 EUR million from EU structural funds are aimed at supporting the company’s R&D activities, training for workers, and other investments for safeguarding the environment, reducing consumption and improving logistics and electronic infrastructures. In addition, the Italian Government is to provide financial support worth up to 50 EUR million. According to media reports, the agreement was decisive for the localisation of the investment in Italy rather than in Bratislava (Slovakia), where the investment was initially planned. Unions expressed satisfaction with the decision, resulting from 'a constructive industrial relations climate'.


  • 27 May 2015: Emilia Romagna Region - press release
  • 28 May 2015: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 28 May 2015: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 5 September 2015: AGI


Eurofound (2015), Automobili Lamborghini, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 84774, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84774.