Flexibility is key to the future: Audi is focusing on flexibilization at its headquarters site. In line with this philosophy, production is geared to future requirements across all disciplines. The crucial element is the total renovation and conversion of hall A3 where the Audi A4 and A5 models are assembled. The hall is currently being transformed into a state-of-the-art assembly shop with flexible production lines. The company integrates innovative production equipment, ergonomically optimized workstations and an end-to-end logistics concept. From 2019 the A and B line models will come off the production line in mixed mode – with internal combustion engines and with alternative drives. This will in turn meet the technical requirements for future model generations.
Construction projects at headquarters: AUDI AG continues to develop constantly and is actively implementing future projects, such as:
- The new Design Center in Technical Development houses digital design manufacture. Audi designs the shape of its automobiles virtually using state-of-the-art 3D visualization.
- Gross floor space: 37,180 m² (400,202 sq ft), external dimensions: 107 x 71 x 21 m (351.0/232.9/68.9 ft)
- 600 employees from the areas of Design, Surfaces and Pre-Development.
- The Areal Süd/H6 office complex offers space for creativity and networking, in an innovative open-plan office structure.
- Completion of the final building phase: End of 2017
- Total area: 24,500 m² (263,716 sq ft)
- Space for 2,540 employees from Sales and Marketing
- Hall B in the GVZ Logistics Center is home to a preassembly center for rear-axle and cockpit modules with the associated logistics processes.
- Commissioning: January 2017
- Usable floor space: 30,000 m² (322,917 sq ft), two-and-a-half floors
- Currently 208 Audi employees per shift (three-shift operation)
- A new body shop for a future Audi model is being erected in the northern complex.
- Completion of the body-in-white: Winter 2017
- From fall 2019: Completion of the first bodies
- Area: 157,000 m² (1,689,934 sq ft), external dimensions: 192 x 220 x 46 m (629.9/721.8/150.9 ft), three floors
- The restructuring of B assembly functions project includes the complete modernization and flexibilization of hall A3. Future production in mixed mode: A and B line models with internal combustion engines as well as with alternative drives on a single line
- The planned “Ingolstadt Audi” train stop will relieve traffic congestion and connect the Audi plant up to the public rail network.
- Four project partners: DB Station&Service AG, Free State of Bavaria, City of Ingolstadt, AUDI AG
- Expected passenger volume: around 1,500 people a day
- Groundbreaking: March 19, 2018
Expansions in the vicinity of Ingolstadt: The Audi site in Ingolstadt has been growing steadily for years and expanding its footprint in the region.
System/Module Production Münchsmünster: The 54-hectaresite is located approximately 30 kilometers (18.6 mi) east of Ingolstadt. This competence center for high-tech suspension components, aluminum structural components and pressed parts is really hitting its stride:
- Just under 900 employees work in three-shift operation.
- More than 24 million vehicle components were produced in 2017.
- Digitally connected: Wheel hubs, for instance, are built in just eight seconds thanks to a combination of robots, 3D image recognition software and control system.
Audi Neuburg: The high-tech Audi Neuburg site is an integral element of the Neuburg an der Donauregion as well as a magnet for visitors. Nearly 17,500 visitors attended around 850 events held at the site in 2017.
- Audi driving experience: A wide range of driver training courses has been offered here since 2014. Around 10,000 visitors from 23 countries took part in driving exercises during 2017.
- Motorsport Competence Center/Audi Sport: All AUDI AG’s motor racing activities are managed from Audi Neuburg. The motor racing team develops and builds racing cars, rolls out the cars and organizes all the races worldwide.
- Audi Sport customer racing: In spring 2015, Audi Sport GmbH’s customer sport program began supervising the company’s involvement in this rapidly growing sector from Neuburg. This includes GT3 racing, the touring car racing category TCR and the Audi R8 LMS GT4.
IN‑Campus site: Audi set the course for the future of the site in 2015. Through a joint venture with the city of Ingolstadt, the company acquired the former site of the company Bayernoil in the east of the city. The 75 hectare industrial wasteland will be remediated and developed over the long term into a modern technology center. The IN-Campus is a key project for the future of Audi and the region, and is an answer to the future challenges facing the automotive industry.