Earthquake Forces Italian Manufacturers To Shut Down
Barely nine days after a powerful earthquake shook Italy, a second one struck the country leaving it in total ruins. The calamity that was centered approximately 40 kilometers north of Bologna is assumed to have killed at least ten people.
The aftermath of the earthquakes has forced several automotive assembly facilities to shut down indefinitely so that employees can reunite with their families. A tweet posted by Ferrari stated that the company had shut down the headquarters in Maranello so that staff members could go home.
Other Italian manufacturers that followed suit include motorcycle manufacturer Ducati which ceased operations at its headquarters in Borgo Panigale. Lamborghini too shut down its factory in Sant’Agata located on the outskirts of Bologna, though the area remained relatively unaffected. The Maserati factory located in nearby Modena, however, was damaged in the quake, though it is not clear to what extent.