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50th Anniversary News

Oerlikon Graziano, sponsor of the Lamborghini 50th anniversary

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 18 October 2012 - Lamborghini's 50 year celebrations are enhanced by a partner of millisecond-level speed: Oerlikon Graziano, producer of lightning-fast Gallardo and Aventador transmissions, joins Lamborghini as a sponsor for its Anniversary celebrations.

The House of the Raging Bull has made history in its 50 years: challenges, passion, pride, tension, success and courage, all told through different vehicles which have gone on to become contemporary icons. Fifty milliseconds, the speed of the Aventador gearbox produced by Oerlikon Graziano, and the fastest synchronized gear-shifting on the market today, summarizes this world perfectly. Maximum speed in order to arrive in first place, to imagine and build the future before anyone else. The same speed at which the retina transmits visual information to the brain, or a beetle beats its wings.

Based in Rivoli (Turin), Oerlikon Graziano has been engaged in intensive collaboration with Sant’Agata Bolognese’s technicians since 2000: the aim being not just to develop a niche product but rather an entire high-technology program, from conception right through to production. The Aventador gearbox was thus born in 2011, becoming the new benchmark in transmission systems innovation.

Oerlikon Graziano is world leader in the design, integration and production of transmissions for high-performance road vehicles. The company is also a global leader in transmissions, axles and transmission components for other industrial sectors such as electrical, off-highway (agricultural and earth moving machinery), and industrial vehicles. With a presence in all regions, EMEA, the USA, and ASIA (China and India), Oerlikon Graziano is able to offer local support to customers with all technologies available on the market, from individual components right up to complete transmission systems and vehicle integration. With sales of Oerlikon Graziano Group at 439 million Euros in 2011, the group employs a workforce of around 3,300 worldwide.

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