With a total of 272,103 cars produced (including CKD), the Neckarsulm site passed the historical mark of 270,000 automobiles produced in one year for the third time in 2015. The site mastered two important ramp-ups in 2015: the Audi R8 and the Audi A4*. These achievements by the team were recognized in the fall: Both models won the “Golden Steering Wheel.” The results were decided on the basis of voting by readers of the magazine “Auto Bild” and the newspaper “Bild am Sonntag” as well as an international jury of experts. The Audi R8 also won the “Auto Trophy 2015” based on voting by readers of the magazine “AUTO ZEITUNG.”
Neckarsulm is one of the sites with the biggest product diversity of all the Group’s plants. The manufacturing equipment includes a new press shop, an aluminum-steel body shop, two pure-aluminum body shops, a paint shop and several assembly lines. In Toolmaking, a new tryout press went into operation in 2015, which is the most modern and biggest drawing press in Europe.
In addition, Neckarsulm has the mentoring function for international production sites such as Changchun and Foshan in China, Aurangabad in India and Lamborghini in Italy. The support provided ranges from expert exchanges to employee deployment. A regular and intensive flow of information also takes place with the site in Győr in Hungary.