The new plant has been built and equipped in accordance with the applicable Audi standards. Maximum requirements in terms of environmental protection formed the basis for the factory planning. Thanks to various water treatment methods and the application of new technologies in the paint shop, the new plant in San José Chiapa is free of wastewater. Audi México has one of the most environmentally friendly paint shops on the American continent.
The use of a special recirculation system has significantly reduced energy consumption in the paint shop. As the air in the recirculation system is filtered, emissions of organic solvents are reduced almost to zero. In the painting cabins, excess paint particles are collected with the help of limestone powder, thus reducing water consumption significantly. In addition, Audi México reuses 94 percent of the waste material it produces.