AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft in Győr has had the Drivetrain Development department since 2001. It is located in an office building with floor space of 5,000 square meters (54,000 square feet) together with the test area. Since then, more than 165 jobs have been created here. At present, 227 engineers and other employees are working on various development projects, for example on friction optimization and engine-acoustics analysis, as well as on the development of engine derivatives. With the duplication of the existing test-stand building of the Drivetrain Development department, the company expanded the surface area of that department by more than 1,600 square meters in 2014.
Drivetrain Development in Győr currently has 20 testing units in operation: 16 highly dynamic full-function test stands and two friction test stands, as well as a swivel test stand and a climate test chamber. The increase utilization of the test stands’ capacities necessitated the expansion of the test area, so a new building complex was opened in May 2015. Six full-function test stands have now been installed. With the new, universally applicable test stands, the experts of Audi Hungaria can test all engines from four to twelve cylinders. Furthermore, the employees there benefit from a workshop equipped with the latest technologies. The project will be completed with six more test stands by the year 2017.
AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. expanded its development activities in late 2011 with the Complete Vehicle Development department. Within four years, 80 new jobs for engineers have been created. The focus is on testing vehicles close to production. On the one hand, an objective is to provide optimal support for product ramp-ups at Audi Hungaria. On the other hand, the Complete Vehicle Development department tests main components and vehicles under realistic operating conditions, as well as carrying out numerical vehicle simulations and various special analyses. In addition, Complete Vehicle Development supports the professorship for complete vehicle development at the Technical Faculty of Széchenyi István University. With its practice-oriented educational concept, the professorship offers ideal conditions to educate highly qualified automotive engineers for the automotive industry in Győr. Students are taught in the German language. These are ideal conditions for recruiting excellent young engineers for Audi Hungaria.