The largest production site of the Audi Group and the second largest car factory in Europe. More than half-a-million cars leave the AUDI AG plant at the Ingolstadt site each year. A record-setting 592,337 entirely built Audi models were produced in Ingolstadt last year. An automobile drives off the assembly lines every 30 seconds, or more than 2,500 a day. The new Audi Q2 and the Audi A5 are the highlights at Audi Ingolstadt, which also produces the Audi A3 and Audi A4 model series. The product portfolio is continuing to grow with hybrid and electric vehicles. For two years now, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron and the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron have been built with the same cycle times and on the same line as the conventional A3 models. Audi will continue to hybridize and electrify. For example, the Audi A4 Avant g-tron and Audi A5 Sportback g-tron will expand the repertoire of climate-friendly models built in Ingolstadt in 2017.
As the headquarters, lead plant and a high-tech site, the Ingolstadt plant plays a key role within the Audi Group. With nearly 44,000 employees, Audi is the region’s largest employer and is also among the most attractive. Five important sites are merged into a common idea foundry in Ingolstadt:
- Audi plant headquarters with Technical Development and e-competence
- High‑tech production in Münchsmünster
- Audi Neuburg with the Audi driving experience and
- Competence Center Motorsport/Audi Sport
- Proving grounds in Neustadt
- Future IN-Campus technology park
Fit for the future: Audi is preparing its German sites for electric mobility and key technologies. Over the past years, there has been an increase in investment at the Ingolstadt site in structure projects, production flexibilization and company-wide digitalization. A prime example of a sustainable, digital factory of the future is being created in Ingolstadt, where developments are consistently aimed in the direction of the smart factory. Topics such as modular assembly, sophisticated automated guided vehicles and metal 3D printing are being expedited. Startup initiatives serve as a bridgehead. Thinking outside the box enables creative solutions for the future. The long-term goal of “clean cars from clean factories” is being implemented sustainably at the site in Ingolstadt. Audi has been building cars exclusively with green electricity for five years now, and the new paint shop is among the most environmentally friendly worldwide.