The smallest member of the Audi family, the Audi A1, is produced exclusively in Brussels, the European capital. In 2014, AUDI AG sold 115,378 units of the Audi A1 to customers – built by a highly qualified, highly motivated team.
500,000 Audi A1* cars produced at the plant in Brussels. The jubilee model, a Misano red Audi A1 S line, drove off the assembly line today. The car is equipped with a 1.4 liter TFSI engine and is destined for a customer in Germany. His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited the Audi plant in Forest, a municipality of Brussels, on this special day. Prof. Thomas Sigi, Board of Management Member for Human Resources and Labor Relations Director at AUDI AG, and Patrick Danau, General Director at Audi Brussels, showed the monarch around the modern automobile factory.
Audi Brussels is reaping the first fruits of its “Dual Training” pilot project. Ten trainees have passed their final examinations, five of whom are now starting their careers as production plant technicians at Audi Brussels. In cooperation with the partner schools, Audi will continue to train the other five young people as maintenance technicians, starting in September.
Patrick Danau (58) will succeed to Gerhard Schneider (52) as of May 1. He will take over the positions of General Director for Production, Technology and Logistics and Spokesperson of the Management of AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V. Danau is currently Managing Director of Volkswagen Navarra, S.A., Spain and will return to his original place of work at the Brussels plant, where he held various management positions in plant planning and assembly over a period of 20 years.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (http://www.dat.de).