Automobili Lamborghini earns certification for carbon fiber repair

Italian sports car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini has obtained certification from TÜV Italia for its composites repair services.

Automobili Lamborghini reported on Sept. 25 that it has obtained certification from TÜV Italia (Milan, Italy) for its carbon fiber car repair service. The certificate was presented at the company's Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy, headquarters in the presence of the president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, and the CEO of TÜV Italia, Ettore Favia.

This certification, which Lamborghini says has been achieved for the first time in the world within the automotive industry, recognizes Automobili Lamborghini's technological leadership in research and development in the field of composite materials.

The certification was issued for the requirements of accountability, traceability, reliability, punctuality and accuracy of the service offered by Lamborghini following a series of audits performed by TÜV Italia experts.

"Quality is a fundamental value in our company philosophy and underlies our success. We are therefore proud to be the first automotive company on a global level to receive this certification, which marks a further milestone in achieving the complete satisfaction of each and every customer," says Winkelmann.

Favia says, "When talking about performance, this certification is an exceptional tool in the monitoring of the repair service performance, and it is through this that Lamborghini can offer an additional level of qualification and guarantee to the market which, for this car, is global."

Thanks to its collaboration with Boeing and its Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL), the Lamborghini research laboratory in Seattle, Wash., USA, an exclusive carbon fiber chassis repair service has been provided since 2011, which guarantees assistance to the Lamborghini sales network around the world.

The repair service is offered through experts known as "Flying Doctors," who have undergone initial training at the Boeing Repair Department, with further in-­depth training at Abaris Training Resources Inc. (Reno, Nev., USA), where they obtain the Advanced Composite Structures Damage Repair qualification, recognized by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

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