Last week, Lamborghini announced that they have suspended operations at the Sant' Agata Bolognese factory due to the global pandemic. The ongoing pandemic has hit Italy very hard and resulted in the death of over 2,000 individuals and nearly 28,000 cases of infection.
Now, the House of the Raging Bull's long-time rival, Ferrari, has also announced that they will be suspending production in both the Maranello and Modena factories. The decision has been taken by the company for its employees' well-being amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the company is also experiencing serious supply chain issues, which no longer allow for continued production.
However, all non-manufacturing related activity within Ferrari will continue through what the company calls “smart working”. This could mean that all non-factory-related activities will be done via a work-from-home arrangement.
“At a time like this, my gratitude goes first and foremost to Ferrari’s women and men who, with their tremendous commitment over the past few days, have demonstrated the passion and dedication that defines our marque. Together with our suppliers, they have ensured the company’s production. And it is out of our respect for them, for their peace of mind and those of their families that we have decided on this course of action,” said Louis Camilleri, CEO of Ferrari.
With the company stopping production altogether, expect delays in customer deliveries around the world. But at times like these with a pandemic going on, having your Ferrari delayed is the least of your worries. Both factories will resume operations by March 27.
As always; stay safe, stay indoors, and always wash your hands.