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Audi stands for sporty vehicles, high build quality and progressive design – for “Vorsprung durch Technik.” Founded in 1899 as Horch & Cie. Motorwagen-Werke by August Horch, today the company is among the world’s leading producers of premium cars. The company’s innovation capability is one reason behind its success: Audi has written automotive history with its quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the TDI engine and with lightweight construction using the aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF). The company is active in more than 100 markets worldwide and is growing continuously. In 2015 the Audi Group delivered 1.803.246 Audi brand cars to customers – a new sales record. The company currently employs more than 85,000 people worldwide, of which roughly 59,000 are employed at the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

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  • 05/12/16
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    Annual General Meeting 2016

    At the AUDI AG Annual General Meeting, the Board of Management explains the key figures of the previous fiscal year and informs the shareholders about current developments at the company. We make all the important information about the annual meeting of AUDI AG shareholders available to you in this area. Watch the Livestream here.
  • 05/02/16
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    Audi Late Light Show

    Audi is to present an impressive 3D video mapping light show at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt in advance of the world premiere of the new Audi A5 Coupe. On six consecutive evenings starting on Wednesday, May 25, visitors will be able to enjoy a spectacular light show by the renowned Hungarian group of artists “Maxin10sity.” Everyone is invited to the show – art fans, Audi employees and their families, as well as people from the region and beyond – when the 2,300-square-meter surface of the building on the Audi Piazza is transformed into a unique work of art during the “Audi Late Light Show.” Entry will be free of charge.
  • 03/03/16
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    Annual Press Conference of AUDI AG 2016

    As part of the Annual Press Conference, we provide you with extensive information on the performance of the business as well as on the earnings, net worth and financial position of the Audi Group. Each year on this occasion we invite international journalists and multipliers to our headquarters in Ingolstadt and publish the Audi Annual Report with all relevant data, facts and figures.
  • 06/25/15
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    Mission to the moon

    Audi is taking off for the moon – together with the Part-Time Scientists. Nearly 45 years after NASA’s Apollo 17 completed the last manned mission to the moon, the cooperating partners have selected the old landing site of Apollo 17 as the new target. The group of German engineers in the Part-Time Scientists team is working within the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition to transport an unmanned rover onto the moon. Audi is supporting the Part-Time Scientists with its know-how in several fields of technology – from quattro all-wheel drive and lightweight construction to electric mobility and piloted driving.
  • 05/22/15
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    Annual General Meeting 2015

    At the AUDI AG Annual General Meeting, the Board of Management explains the key figures of the previous fiscal year and informs the shareholders about current developments at the company. We make all the important information about the annual meeting of AUDI AG shareholders available to you in this area.
  • 03/10/15
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    Annual press conference 2015

    As part of the Annual Press Conference, we provide you with extensive information on the performance of the business as well as on the earnings, net worth and financial position of the Audi Group. Each year on this occasion we invite international journalists and multipliers to our headquarters in Ingolstadt and publish the Audi Annual Report with all relevant data, facts and figures.
  • 02/04/14
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    Audi City Berlin

    The brand with the four rings is expanding its innovative Audi City sales concept. In 2012, Audi opened its first digital showroom worldwide in one London‘s best city-center locations. It was followed in 2013 by Audi City in the heart of Beijing. February 4th 2014 sees on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm the opening of the third location in the format’s latest development stage – with even more information and experience quality, as well as new services. Audi City unites digital innovation with the strengths of the classic dealership, making it an important step into the future of premium car sales.

Recent Press Releases

  • 09/30/16
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    Lean Award for Audi’s Neckarsulm plant

    The Audi plant in Neckarsulm is to receive the Automotive Lean Production Award in the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) category. The trade magazine Automobil Produktion and the consulting company Agamus Consult award the prize each year in recognition of production facilities that apply the factors of production in a particularly efficient manner. The prize will be awarded in the context of the Automotive Lean Production Congress on November 29 and 30 at the Bosch plant in Blaichach.
  • 09/29/16
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    Save the date: Live stream of opening of the new AUDI AG plant in Mexico

    Audi is further expanding its worldwide production network and is thus maintaining its global growth trajectory. On September 30, the Audi Board of Management will be opening the first Audi car plant on the North American continent. The event will be broadcast live on the Internet and via SmartTV.
  • 09/27/16
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    Telecommunications and automotive players form global cross-industry 5G Automotive Association

    Today AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated, announce the formation of the “5G Automotive Association”. The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration. The goal is to address society’s connected mobility and road safety needs with applications such as connected automated driving, ubiquitous access to services and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation.
  • 09/26/16
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    Board of Management Member for Technical Development Stefan Knirsch leaves Audi

    Dr. Stefan Knirsch, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Technical Development, is stepping down from his position with immediate effect and is leaving the company in agreement with the Supervisory Board.
  • 09/23/16
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    UN prize awarded to Audi’s Environmental Foundation

    The “Columns of Diversity” project, which was implemented jointly by the Audi Environmental Foundation and the association Species Protection in Franconia, has been recognized with immediate effect as an official project within the Decade on Biodiversity of the United Nations. With four converted transformer towers in four federal states of Germany, the foundation and the association have been working to protect species and to spread environmental awareness for two years now. Bavaria’s Environmental Minister Ulrike Scharf recognized this commitment with the UN prize in Bad Staffelstein on Thursday.
  • 09/20/16
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    Audi opens new, highly efficient paint shop

    Audi has put a new topcoat paint shop into operation at its plant in Ingolstadt. Board of Management Member for Production Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl opened the 12,000 square meter building (129,000 sq. ft.) on Tuesday together with Plant Director Albert Mayer and Group Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch. Up to 900 car bodies a day can be painted there on three floors. Thanks to environmentally friendly technology, the modern application equipment will conserve resources. Ergonomically designed workplaces will make the employees’ work easier.
  • 09/16/16
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    Four wins for Audi in the Car Connectivity Award

    Four first place finishes for Audi in the Car Connectivity Award 2016: In the reader survey conducted by “auto motor und sport” and “CHIP” magazines, Audi wins in the Assistance Systems, Control Concepts/Displays, Sound Systems and Entertainment/Multimedia categories. More than 32,000 readers voted.
  • 09/14/16
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    Audi gets top marks in the GTÜ used car report

    Quality pays off: Audi picked up three wins in the current used car report published by the GTÜ (German Association for Technical Inspection). The Audi A1, Audi A6 and Audi A8 each took first place in their respective categories.
  • 09/13/16
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    Audi continues global growth in August

    AUDI AG delivered around 132,350 cars to customers in August. As such, global sales exceeded the prior-year month by 2.9 percent. Most recently, the demand for automobiles with the Four Rings developed positively especially in China (+8.8%), the United Kingdom (+13.2%) and Spain (+23.3%). By contrast, weaker conditions of some markets in South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East were also reflected in Audi’s sales balance. Cumulative global sales increased by 4.9 percent since January to around 1,234,900 cars and are up in all the brand’s core regions: in Europe (+7.4%), Asia-Pacific (+3.8%) and North America (+5.2%).
  • 09/11/16
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    Audi strengthens partnerships with Chinese tech giants

    Audi is strengthening the digital footprint of the brand in its largest global market. Audi China and the brand’s joint venture FAW-Volkswagen signed tripartite memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent respectively. The partners will deepen their cooperation in the areas of data analysis, internet-vehicle platform building and urban intelligent transport.
  • 09/05/16
    Technology

    Audi leads the pack – including in the “Auto Bild” test rankings

    Audi leads the pack – including in the tests conducted by “Auto Bild” magazine. The latest issue of the motoring publication lists the top 100 test cars, arranged in ten different categories. Audi is out in front wherever dynamics, driving safety and comfort are the key attributes – with two class wins for the Audi R8 V10 plus, 15 further top placings and a remarkable achievement in the noise emissions (interior acoustics) category.
  • 09/01/16
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    System of dual training at Audi: Career start into the digital future

    Audi is expanding its activities in the field of dual occupational training: 804 young people, more than ever before, will start their occupational training in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm this September. The company will continue to provide training to such large numbers of young people in the coming years, and will thus strengthen its position in the future areas of digitization and electric mobility.
  • 08/31/16
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    “Audi at home” premium mobility service debuts in Asia

    Following its successful launch in the USA, Audi at home is now also available for the first time in Asia. In Hong Kong, residents of the exclusive “Dragons Range” complex can make flexible use of a fleet of selected Audi models. The automobiles are located on-site and can be booked by smartphone, complemented by all-encompassing service through a concierge desk. The mobility program will also be introduced into other high-class real estate projects in this Asian megacity in the future. With the service, Audi is offering new ways to experience the brand with the four rings in one of the world’s most demanding automotive markets.
  • 08/31/16
    Technology

    The “Golden Computer 2016” goes to Audi connect in the Computer Bild readers’ choice poll

    For the second time, readers of Computer Bild magazine have honored Audi connect as the best connectivity package in the automobile industry. In the prestigious “Golden Computer” competition, their votes put Audi connect in first place in the “connected car” category.
  • 08/23/16
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    Thomas M. Müller succeeds Ricky Hudi as Head of Electronics at Audi

    Dr. Thomas M. Müller will be the new Head of Electrics/Electronics of AUDI AG. The 45 year old is considered a proven expert on the topics of connected car and electronic systems. He succeeds Ricky Hudi, who is leaving the company at his own request and by mutual understanding after 19 successful years. Hudi will found and lead his own technology and consulting firm. Among others, Hudi will provide consulting for the location platform company HERE, in which Audi, BMW and Daimler have become investors.
  • 08/22/16
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    Audi starts transmission production in China

    Audi is expanding its activities in China. Together with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), the premium brand is inaugurating a new transmission plant this Monday. The plant, in the northern China harbor city of Tianjin, will supply highly efficient 7-speed S tronic transmissions for the new Audi A4 L and other locally produced models.
  • 08/11/16
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    Audi increases sales in all regions

    AUDI AG has started the second half of the year with sales growth: In July, the company sold 149,400 units, up 2.3 percent year-on-year. The brand increased sales in all three core regions – in North America by 5.9 percent, in Asia-Pacific by 4.4 percent and in Europe by 1.5 percent. The new Audi A4 was the bestselling model worldwide with around 30,450 units and growth of 14.9 percent. Since January, the carmaker has delivered around 1,102,650 cars to customers from its entire portfolio, an increase of 5.2 percent.
  • 08/10/16
    Technology

    The innovative shock absorber system from Audi: New technology saves fuel and enhances comfort

    In the mobility of the future, the recuperation of energy plays an increasingly important role, including in a car’s suspension. Audi is working on a prototype called “eROT,” in which electromechanical rotary dampers replace the hydraulic dampers used today for an even more comfortable ride.
  • 08/04/16
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    Successful model: one million Audi Q5 from Ingolstadt

    This Thursday, the one-millionth Audi Q5 drove off the production line at Audi’s main plant in Ingolstadt. The jubilee car, an SQ5 in Sepang Blue, will be delivered to a family in Germany. The international success of the Audi Q5 began in 2008, when Audi launched this model in the segment of mid-range SUVs – the second Q-model from the brand with the Four Rings after the Audi Q7. Since then, the Audi Q5 has developed into a favorite with the customers and is to be seen on the roads of more than 100 countries. Because Audi produces this top-seller also in China and India for the respective local markets, worldwide deliveries sum up to nearly 1.6 million vehicles.
  • 08/03/16
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    Audi at Formula Student 2016: countdown at the Hockenheimring

    Audi is getting ready for Formula Student Germany (FSG) 2016. This year, the company is participating in the construction competition with five teams of students. In addition, the automobile manufacturer will present the “Audi Vorsprung Award” for the best idea for lightweight construction from young engineering students. 115 teams from 28 countries will compete to produce the best overall concept for self-developed racing cars at the Hockenheimring between August 9 and 14.
  • 08/02/16
    Technology

    A car lifetime in fast-forward mode: 100th Audi Quality Assurance INKA test

    12 years in just 19 weeks: Audi Quality Assurance has conducted its 100th INKA test – on an Audi A4*. The Ingolstadt corrosion and aging test is one of the toughest assessments a car has to go through at Audi. It simulates the challenges of 12 years of a car’s lifetime in a span of just 19 weeks. Quality Assurance uses this method to verify an Audi's effective corrosion protection and durability.
  • 07/29/16
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    Audi partners with digital health incubator to tone up startups and drivers

    AUDI AG becomes founding partner in Berlin’s “Flying Health Incubator”. The center supports startups that develop digital innovations in the healthcare sector. With its involvement, Audi is accelerating to develop “automotive health” as new business area – dedicated to enhance customer’s health and fitness while driving. With Audi Fit Driver, the brand is already testing innovative services and functionalities in this field.
  • 07/29/16
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    Audi Group in first half of year: ongoing robust performance in a challenging environment

    Worldwide growth in car deliveries and robust key financials: Since the beginning of the year, the Audi Group has delivered more than 950,000 automobiles of the Audi brand and increased its revenue to €30.1 billion. Operating profit amounts to approximately €2.7 billion before special items, representing an operating return on sales of 8.8 percent. Earnings were reduced by special items totaling €265 million.
  • 07/14/16
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    Now accepting orders for the new Audi Q2

    The new Audi Q2* made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Audi is now accepting orders for the compact SUV. It will roll into dealerships in the fall with sporty and agile handling plus infotainment and assistance systems from the full-size class.
  • 07/14/16
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    Sporty and elegant: Orders now being accepted for the new Audi A5 and S5 Coupé

    Audi unveiled the A5 and S5 Coupé* to the public in early June with a spectacular light show. Customers can now order the design highlight from Ingolstadt. On board are powerful engines, a newly designed chassis and a wide range of infotainment choices.
  • 07/13/16
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    The new Audi R8 Spyder V10 is in the starting blocks

    Audi unveiled the new R8 Spyder V10* at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March. Pre-sales are starting in Europe tomorrow. The base price in Germany is €179,000.
  • 07/11/16
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    Audi increases sales by 5.6 percent in the first half of the year

    Positive sales result for the Four Rings for the half year: With around 953,200 units delivered, AUDI AG increased its sales since January by 5.6 percent, growing in all regions. The brand recorded strong growth especially in Europe. Sales in that region increased by 8.4 percent since the beginning of the year, topping 450,000 cars for the first time. Worldwide, especially the new models Audi A4 (+12.3%) and Audi Q7 full size SUV (+73,6%) pushed the sales performance. Deliveries across all models increased by 7.4 percent in June to around 169,000 units with Audi surpassing its performance from the same month last year in all top ten sales markets.
  • 07/08/16
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    Audi awards prevention prizes for health and safety at work

    Prevention is better than cure: That’s one of Audi’s fundamental principles, especially in connection with health and safety at work. High standards of working safety and promoting good health traditionally have high priority at the company. Employees contribute towards continuous improvements with their optimization suggestions. This year, the brand with the Four Rings once again awarded certificates and trophies in several prize categories for such suggestions. Teams from the German and international production sites received the awards in Neckarsulm on Thursday.
  • 07/06/16
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    A modern working world at Audi: New company agreement on mobile working

    Binding criteria for mobile working: The Board of Management and Group Works Council of AUDI AG have reached a new company agreement. In the future, employees will have even more freedom and scope to combine their working life with their private life. For the first time, they have a general right to work flexibly and independently of place and time, if it is compatible with their actual tasks. The new regulations are part of a comprehensive concept for the future world of work at Audi.
  • 07/06/16
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    Audi wins Digital Economy Award

    On its way to becoming a digital car company, Audi is making its production sites fit for the digital future. In recognition of this, the company received the “Digital Economy Award” from Initiative Deutschland Digital (IDD) in Bonn this Tuesday. The brand with the Four Rings took first place in the category Company 4.0.
  • 07/01/16
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    A small car makes a big impression: the new Audi Q2

    A new car for the main plant of AUDI AG in Ingolstadt: The Audi Q2 has now entered series production there. With this compact SUV “made in Ingolstadt,” the brand with the Four Rings has entered a completely new segment while showing its commitment to its main site on the River Danube. Innovations such as a fully automatic module store in the assembly process help to master increasing production complexity.
  • 06/30/16
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    Sixth Audi City opens in Moscow

    Audi is bringing its digital showroom concept to another major metropolis: the sixth Audi City worldwide opens today in Moscow. In the immediate vicinity of Red Square, inside the bustling Nikol’skaya Plaza shopping mall, visitors to the 600 square meter (6,458 sq ft) space are treated to a virtual experience of the complete product portfolio from the four rings.
  • 06/30/16
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    Audi City

    Audi City points the way in the future of premium car sales: This physical cyberstore presents Audi’s entire model range using virtual technology throughout, and offers top caliber personal advice and service. The showroom concept therefore blends digital innovation with the strengths of the physical dealership, and acts as the main innovation lab for digitally connected sales activities at Audi. At the forefront of developments in this pioneering field, the Company opened the first Audi City in 2012 and has since been gradually refining the successful formula.
  • 06/13/16
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    myAudi Sphere: new stage for the four rings at Munich Airport

    The new business class from Audi: At Munich Airport, visitors, customers and Audi dealers can now discover cutting-edge retail solutions developed by the four rings. Following a complete remodeling, the former Audi Forum at Munich Airport is reopening as a discovery platform for progressive tools in the dialogue between customers, the manufacturer and dealers. The focus is on digital innovations that connect the real and virtual worlds of Audi.
  • 06/09/16
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    Audi sales increase by 6.7 percent in May

    AUDI AG sold around 164,150 cars to customers in May, representing a global increase of 6.7 percent year on year. With their new model generations, growth for the A4 Sedan and the A4 Avant reached 16.2 percent. The new Q7 full size SUV also continued its successful start, up 79.6 percent in May. For the entire model lineup, Audi sales increased in all of the brand’s three key regions – by 9.7 percent in Europe, by 5.7 percent in Asia Pacific and by 3.8 percent in North America. Worldwide deliveries since January rose to around 784,250, up 5.3 percent compared with the same period in 2015.
  • 06/06/16
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    Audi Environmental Foundation: Bat nature trail supports wildlife conservation efforts

    The educational facility “Steigerwald Center – experiencing sustainability” has gained yet another highlight: From now on, a bat-themed nature trail will teach visitors of all ages about these mammals, some of which are threatened with extinction. The nature trail was officially opened on Friday in Handthal, Lower Franconia, by representatives of the Audi Environmental Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Federation in Franconia, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, and the Bavarian State Forestry Commission.
  • 06/01/16
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    Audi Group posts robust first-quarter results

    The Audi Group has reported a successful first quarter of 2016 despite challenging conditions. In the first three months of this year, it generated revenue of €14,511 million. Operating profit for the period amounts to €1,202 million and includes negative special items totaling €100 million. The operating return on sales of 8.3 percent is within the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent despite the special items.
  • 06/01/16
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    Audi Tool Trophy: prize for innovative student work

    Whether developing efficient tools for production, applying alternative production concepts like 3D metal printing or new methods for checking the quality of components in the press shop – the spectrum covered by toolmaking has many aspects. That has been demonstrated once again by student work in the areas of press-shop tools and car-body assembly equipment, which was given recognition with the award of the Audi Tool Trophy by the Audi Toolmaking division on Tuesday. For the eighth time now, the company has organized this student competition that is unique in the whole of Europe. The six best entries in the categories of “Master’s Dissertations” and “Bachelor’s Dissertations / Term Papers” were awarded prize money of up to 2,500 euros.
  • 05/31/16
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    Audi connect SIM – online without borders

    Audi is now equipping its new models that use the second-generation modular infotainment platform with Audi connect SIM. The advantage of factory-installed SIM card: Customers can immediately use the wide range of Audi connect services with the accompanying data flat rate for up to three years – even outside Germany.
  • 05/26/16
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    Cinema feeling: Audi City Istanbul opens

    Audi continues to push the digital empowerment of its sales activities: the world's fourth location of the brand’s digital showroom – Audi City Istanbul – goes online today on the Bosporus. Cyber stores in more major cities will follow this year. In addition, digital technologies from the Audi City concept will be introduced in around 200 traditional dealerships by the end of 2016.
  • 05/20/16
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    UNIVERSUM ranking: Audi is a preferred employer

    “Vorsprung durch Technik” is highly rated by university students in Germany. Audi has once again achieved top positions in the current ranking by the UNIVERSUM institute. For the next generation of engineers, the company has now been voted the most desirable employer for the ninth time in succession. And among IT students, Audi is rated as the best automobile manufacturer. With approximately 45,000 participants, the UNIVERSUM ranking is regarded as the biggest graduate survey in Germany.
  • 05/18/16
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    New Audi air conditioning filter brings relief to allergy sufferers

    Beginning in June 2016, compact Audi models will roll off the assembly line with a new filter in the air conditioning system. This not only removes fine particulates and harmful gases from the air, it also neutralizes a majority of all allergens. With the new filter, Audi is setting a new standard worldwide in the premium compact segment.
  • 05/13/16
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    Autobahn A9: Audi research car “Jack” shows social competence

    Audi once again confirms its leading role in the field of piloted driving. Its latest research car, the Audi A7 piloted driving concept “Jack,” has not only learned how to autonomously perform all of its driving maneuvers on the expressway. Above all, it has learned how to show consideration for other road users. “Jack” exhibits a driving style that is adaptive to the given situation, safe and especially interactive – a research car with social competence.
  • 05/12/16
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    Dialog and progress: the Audi Corporate Responsibility Interim Report 2015

    The Audi Group has today published its Corporate Responsibility Interim Report 2015. In it, the company reports on key figures, activities and challenges in the area of sustainability, but also on the consequences of the diesel emissions issue. The focus this year is on climate protection, digitization and the modern world of work. Under the motto “Audi & Co.,” experts from the automobile manufacturer discuss topics of the future with opinion leaders from the fields of research and economics.
  • 05/12/16
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    Audi CEO Stadler at the Annual General Meeting: “Our model and technology initiative will ensure further growth”

    In 2016, the Audi Group aims once again to increase the number of cars delivered, maintain its high level of profitability and continue investing large amounts in the future. At the 127th Annual General Meeting this Thursday in Ingolstadt, the Board of Management of AUDI AG explained to the shareholders the financial statements for the year 2015, current developments and the goals for this year. In addition, Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, provided an outlook on the coming decade for the premium brand.
  • 05/11/16
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    Audi continues global growth in April

    AUDI AG has started the second quarter with further growth. In April, worldwide deliveries climbed by 7.5 percent year on year to around 164,350 automobiles. The four ring’s two largest markets China (+9.4%) and Germany (+12.4%) reported substantial growth rates. Globally, cumulative sales since January were up 4.9 percent on the corresponding period of 2015 at around 620,100 units. This was the first time ever in the Company’s history that over 600,000 customers had chosen an Audi in the opening four month period.
  • 05/02/16
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    Automotive Innovations Award 2016: Audi is “Most Innovative Premium Brand”

    Audi claims three wins at the Automotive Innovation Award. The award is presented by the research institute Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (PwC). Audi wins the “Most Innovative Premium Brand” main prize. The brand with the four rings also receives awards for its innovations in the categories “Connected Car” and “Vehicle Concepts/Body”.
  • 05/02/16
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    Spectacular “Audi Late Light Show” to accompany world premiere of new Audi A5 Coupe

    Audi is to present an impressive 3D video mapping light show at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt in advance of the world premiere of the new Audi A5 Coupe. On six consecutive evenings starting on Wednesday, May 25, visitors will be able to enjoy a spectacular light show by the renowned Hungarian group of artists “Maxin10sity.” Everyone is invited to the show – art fans, Audi employees and their families, as well as people from the region and beyond – when the 2,300-square-meter surface of the building on the Audi Piazza is transformed into a unique work of art during the “Audi Late Light Show.” Entry will be free of charge.
  • 04/26/16
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    Audi Environmental Foundation: starting signal for “Smart HOBOS” high-tech beehive

    Bees pollinate about 80 percent of our agricultural plants and wild vegetation, so life without bees is almost impossible. Too little pollination would have severe consequences – both environmental and economic. With the worldwide unique “Smart HOBOS” (HOneyBee Online Studies) project, the Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH (Audi Environmental Foundation) and the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg are working to protect these vital and fascinating insects. On Tuesday, Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl, Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Audi Environmental Foundation; Christoph Hillenbrand, District President of Upper Bavaria; Prof. Dr. Barbara Sponholz, Vice President of Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg; and bee expert Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz opened the research station at Audi’s production site in Münchsmünster. The first bees will soon move into their new home.
  • 04/25/16
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    trendence study: Audi is a top employer

    Making visions into “Vorsprung” – the development engineers of tomorrow would prefer to do that at Audi. In the latest study by trendence, a research institute, the brand with the Four Rings was ranked in first place for the ninth time in succession by engineering students. Audi also gained a top ranking once again from students of business management, taking second place. As an innovative company, Audi wants to strengthen its workforce with 1,200 more employees in its most important areas for the future. Digitization is increasingly creating new jobs.
  • 04/22/16
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    New Audi A8 production officially started at Neckarsulm site

    Audi officially opened the new production halls for the Audi A8* at the Neckarsulm site on Friday – a milestone in the site’s strategy for the future. Production of the A8 started with the operation of a switch at the official opening.
  • 04/18/16
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    Action for prevention of bowel cancer: Audi receives Felix Burda Award

    A successful approach to a sensitive topic: AUDI AG has won this year’s Felix Burda Award with its “Actively tackling cancer” screening concept. Representatives of Audi’s Health Care department accepted the award in the “Workplace health checks” category at a gala in Munich moderated by Thomas Hermanns on Sunday evening.
  • 04/14/16
    Models

    Double win for Audi in the “All-Wheel Drive Car of 2016”

    Audi scoops two prizes in the “All-wheel Drive Car of 2016” reader survey from car magazine Auto Bild Allrad. The Audi A4 allroad quattro is the winner in the “All-wheel Crossover” category, the Audi A6* won the “All-wheel Car Over 40,000 Euros.” The award ceremony was held Thursday evening in Stuttgart.
  • 04/14/16
    Technology

    Audi pursues research into electric mobility – gains “Vorsprung” from 1.4 million kilometers (869,919.7 mi) of trials

    Audi has gained a wealth of experience from the 1.4 million kilometers (869,919.7 mi) covered as part of the Electric Mobility Showcase. The brand provided 80 Audi A1 e-tron prototypes and 40 production models of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron* for the four-year support program conducted by the German government and the automotive industry. Trial participants have come to appreciate electric driving as a new and very attractive form of mobility.
  • 04/12/16
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    AUDI AG: Strongest starting quarter with over 450,000 deliveries

    Double record for the brand with the four rings: Audi concluded the best first quarter in the company’s history along with the most successful sales month. In March, Audi increased global sales by 4.6 percent to a monthly high of around 186,100. That brings cumulative deliveries since January to around 455,750 cars, 4 percent more than in the same quarter last year. Growth during the first three months was mainly driven by strong demand in Europe and America. Audi has also seen increases in China since the beginning of the year.
  • 04/01/16
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  • 03/24/16
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    Winner on points: Team FAUtonOHM wins Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2016

    This year’s prize for the best autonomous driving model car goes to Nuremberg. In the second edition of the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup, students at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg and the technical college Nuremberg Georg Simon Ohm outscored teams from seven other colleges in a thrilling competition. The winners were happy to win prize money in the amount of 10,000 euros.
  • 03/24/16
    Models

    “The best brands in all classes”: multiple victories for Audi

    Audi has taken first place in the most categories in Auto Bild magazine’s reader survey. The magazine asked a total of 60,250 readers to rate the quality, service, value for money and image of 39 different car brands. Votes were tallied in a total of 13 car classes.
  • 03/17/16
    Company

    Jörg Astalosch

  • 03/15/16
    Company

    Stephan Winkelmann

  • 03/11/16
    Company

    Audi starts production of the Audi Q3 in Brazil

    Audi do Brasil just started the production of the Audi Q3 at the site of Curitiba in the state of Paraná. Equipped with a 1.4 TFSI flex engine with 150hp, the SUV is being assembled in a completely new production line. The model was the best-selling premium SUV in the Brazilian market in 2015 and is a key product within the brand’s strategy for the country.
  • 03/11/16
    Company

    Audi develops a new generation of tools

    Audi Toolmaking is racing into the future. The company’s tooling specialists have now passed an important milestone. They have developed a new, highly efficient generation of tools that is up to 20 percent lighter and ten percent more stable than the previous generation. This has been made possible by lightweight and composite construction methods that are used in car body construction. The new tools are already being used in the press shop in Ingolstadt.
  • 03/10/16
    Technology

    Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2016: piloted driving on a 1:8 scale

    On a quest to create the piloted model car: The Audi Autonomous Driving Cup will be held for the second time from March 22 to 24, 2016. Eight university teams will take part in the competition at the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt. The miniature-format, automated-drive Audi Q5 models will face a challenging circuit, with prize money of EUR 10,000 awaiting the winners.
  • 03/10/16
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    AUDI AG: European sales up 8.1 percent in February

    AUDI AG has extended its successful start to the year in February: worldwide deliveries increased by 3.3 percent year on year to around 126,500 cars. The company once again achieved high growth in Europe: up 8.1 percent to around 65,150 units. Here the new Audi A4 is already in dealerships. Global sales of the mid size model increased by 5.3 percent to around 22,650 units in February. Across the entire portfolio of the four rings, sales since the start of the year total around 269,650 cars, an increase of 3.6 percent compared with 2015.
  • 03/04/16
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    Albert Mayer to be new plant director in Ingolstadt – Fred Schulze to be product line manager as of April

    Albert Mayer is to become plant director at the Audi site in Ingolstadt as of April 1, 2016. He will succeed to Fred Schulze, who will move to a newly created key position as product line manager for all top end SUV models. Mayer is currently head of production and plant planning at AUDI AG.
  • 03/03/16
    Models

    Audi SQ7 TDI: Driving Innovation

    With 320 kW (435 hp) and 900 Nm (663.8 lb ft) of torque, the new Audi SQ7 TDI* is the most powerful diesel SUV on the market. It also leads the competition in numerous other technical fields. Its redesigned 4.0 TDI engine features a world first: An electric powered compressor gives the SQ7 TDI outstanding off-the-line performance. Yet it consumes on average 7.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (32.7 US mpg).
  • 03/03/16
    Company

    Audi Annual Report 2015: “tomorrow.now!”

    With its new annual report, the Audi Group shows how it is making it possible to experience the future of mobility today. Under the heading of “tomorrow.now!” the focus is on the strategic topics of electrification and digitization. The website in responsive design is aimed at mobile devices so that readers can conveniently access the current Audi annual report anywhere.
  • 03/03/16
    Company

    Audi CEO Stadler: “We plan to continue our growth in 2016”

    The Audi Group plans to launch more than 20 new or revised models and to continue its growth in 2016. Despite major challenges, the Ingolstadt based company performed successfully last year and set a new record for unit sales: Worldwide deliveries increased compared with 2014 by 3.6 percent to 1,803,246 automobiles. As a result of the strong demand, the company achieved a new record also for revenue, posting a figure of €58.4 billion. Operating profit amounted to €4.8 billion and operating profit before special items of €5.1 billion was at the high level of the previous year. Before the worldwide rollout of important models like the new Audi A4, the operating return on sales amounted to 8.3 percent despite the challenging conditions, and was thus within the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent; before special items it was 8.8 percent.
  • 02/29/16
    Technology

    New method for producing the synthetic fuel Audi e gas

    Audi is expanding capacities for the production of its sustainably produced e gas. Effective immediately, the Viessmann Group is the first partner company to produce additional quantities of the synthetic fuel in a new type of biological process. The pilot plant in Allendorf in the German state of Hesse was officially opened on Monday.
  • 02/24/16
    Company

    Audi the winner in Consumer Reports 2016

    The highly influential magazine Consumer Reports has ranked Audi the “best car brand” in 2016. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG: “We are extremely happy about the good news. The ranking confirms the substance of our products and the success of our growth strategy in the USA.”
  • 02/23/16
    Company

    Stephan Winkelmann to be new CEO of quattro GmbH

    As of March 15, 2016, Stephan Winkelmann (51) will be the new CEO of quattro GmbH, a 100 percent subsidiary of AUDI AG, which produces and distributes the high performance R and RS models. Winkelmann was President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. since January 1, 2005. Heinz Hollerweger (62), the current Head of quattro GmbH, is to retire after almost 40 years of successful work for Audi.
  • 02/11/16
    Culture and Trends

    Electrifying ride: Audi brings stars into the spotlight emission-free

    The Hollywood comedy “Hail, Caesar!” from Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen opened the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. The star ensemble around George Clooney and the appearance of Berlinale jury president Meryl Streep at the premiere triggered a flurry of flashes on the red carpet. Also premiering was the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro, which chauffeured the stars to the red carpet purely on electric power and emission-free. Audi has been one of the primary partners of the Berlinale since 2014 and not only provides the fleet, but also stages the Berlinale Open House, a comprehensive side program for film fans and trade visitors.
  • 02/10/16
    Company

    Audi starts the new year with sales record

    Following last year’s record-breaking sales, AUDI AG continues to grow in 2016. With around 143,150 units, the company managed to increase its year-on-year global deliveries by 4 percent in January. Demand for the four rings developed especially positively in Europe, with sales increasing here by 6.5 percent to around 59,900 cars. The brand’s SUV models once again proved to be the global growth drivers. The cumulative sales of the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 of around 46,350 units was 20.3 percent above the previous year’s figure.
  • 01/20/16
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    Audi production network: ready for electric mobility

    Audi is preparing its international production network for the mobility of the future. Large series production of the first purely electric driven SUV from Audi will begin at the site in Brussels in 2018. The plant will also assembly its own batteries. The company will transfer production of the Audi A1 from Belgium to Martorell in Spain. The Audi Q3, which is currently produced in Spain, will be built in Győr (Hungary) in the future.
  • 01/19/16
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    Audi Foundation for the Environment awards prize for master’s dissertation on climate protection

    Audi’s Foundation for the Environment (Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH) awarded its Sustainable Resource Management Award (SRM Award) on Monday evening for the fifth time. With this prize, the Foundation for the Environment each year recognizes the best dissertations of the degree program for sustainable resource management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). This year, the prize goes to the Australian Samuel Gordon Munro for his master’s dissertation on carbon absorption in the semi arid Mongolian steppes. The winner receives prize money of 1,500 euros.
  • 01/08/16
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    AUDI AG: new record year with 1.8 million deliveries in 2015

    AUDI AG achieved a new sales record in 2015: Compared with 2014, worldwide deliveries increased by 3.6 percent to around 1,803,250 automobiles. This total was achieved despite the fact that the first representatives of the current model initiative – the new A4, the new Q7 and the new R8 – were not yet available in all regions of the world. In Europe and China, Audi confirmed its position as the most successful premium brand; in the United States, the brand with the four rings grew at twice the rate of the market. In December, around 158,450 customers worldwide chose an Audi, an increase of 5.6 percent. This means that the company has increased its sales for the 72nd successive month.
  • 01/07/16
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    Helmut Stettner

  • 01/07/16
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    Audi surpasses 200,000 unit sales milestone for first time in USA

    Audi is kicking off the new year on the heels of success. When the brand with the four rings will present at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit beginning next week, the company can look back on the most successful year in its history in the USA. In 2015, Audi of America surpassed for the first time the 200,000 unit mark in sales, increasing its sales by 11.1 percent to 202,202 automobiles. This means that Audi grew at twice the rate of the overall US market, as the brand did in 2014.
  • 12/28/15
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    Audi Group invests in the future

    Audi will lay the foundations for future growth in 2016. In the coming financial year, the company plans to continue with its high levels of investment. Along with further process and cost optimization, the planned capital expenditure is to amount to more than € 3 billion, and will support the Ingolstadt-based company along its successful path. Half of the planned investment will take place at the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. Furthermore, Audi will recruit additional experts in the field of future technologies once again in 2016.
  • 12/17/15
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    Audi’s logistics of the future: Goods being commissioned move autonomously to employees

    The process of commissioning the other way around: Starting today, logistics employees at Audi will no longer have to fetch the required goods from the material shelves. Instead, the goods will come to them fully automatically on driverless transport systems (DTS). Audi is thus the world’s first automobile manufacturer to implement such a DTS based goods to person concept. The company is currently testing the new method with the commissioning of driver’s manuals at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt.
  • 12/11/15
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    AUDI AG: European sales up six percent in November

    Audi remains on track: With around 147,750 deliveries (+1%) in November, the company reaffirmed its strong sales result from the prior-year month. In Europe, the Ingolstadt-based carmaker increased sales by 6 percent to around 62,300 units, despite the model changeover for its bestseller, the Audi A4. Since the start of the year, more than 1.64 million customers worldwide have chosen the brand with the four rings, up 3.4 percent.
  • 12/07/15
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    The future is HERE: Tomorrow’s mobility begins with real-time digital maps

    Intelligent real-time maps, location-based services and highly-automated driving: the future of mobility lies in a digitized world – one that can be reached through the products and services of HERE. First-rate maps and a new understanding of location-based services are the foundation for HERE to continue on its successful growth course – as an open, independent and value creating company. This is to the benefit of the many hundreds of HERE customers from multiple industries.
  • 12/04/15
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    AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG successfully concluded acquisition of Nokia’s digital mapping and location business HERE

    AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG successfully concluded the acquisition of Nokia’s digital mapping and location business HERE. The three partners each hold an equal stake in HERE. All competent antitrust authorities approved the transaction.
  • 12/03/15
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    Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg steps down from Board of Management of AUDI AG

    Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg has reached a mutual agreement with the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG to step down as Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development.
  • 12/03/15
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    Matthias Müller becomes Chairman of the Audi Supervisory Board

    The Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Matthias Müller, has joined the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG and becomes its Chairman with immediate effect. Berthold Huber will continue to be Deputy Chairman. Furthermore, the two vacant seats for members representing the shareholders will be newly occupied by Julia Kuhn Piëch and Josef Ahorner.
  • 11/26/15
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    School lessons for refugees: Audi helps job seekers

    Audi and the city of Ingolstadt are helping refugees to obtain German school qualifications and to qualify for vocational training. About 20 migrants aged 18 to 25 will be able to attend school for a total of 24 weeks starting in January 2016. Additional classes are already being planned for the coming school years. The automobile manufacturer is providing financial support for these lessons from its immediate aid fund for refugees. Since September, Audi employees at various of the company’s sites have initiated numerous support projects.
  • 11/25/15
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    Medical gloves for improved ergonomics in production at Audi

    Audi’s Production division is improving ergonomics as well as health and safety in its factories. Employees at the plants in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm, Brussels and Győr are currently testing new medical gloves. These so called production orthoses reduce pressure stress with many assembly tasks by more than 50 percent. It is planned to put the special glove into series application this year.
  • 11/23/15
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    Statement on Audi’s discussions with the US environmental authorities EPA and CARB

    Audi will revise, document in detail, and resubmit for US approval certain parameters of the engine-management software used in the V6 TDI 3 liter diesel engine. That is the result of the discussions held between a delegation from AUDI AG and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The updated software will be installed as soon as it is approved by the authorities. The three brands Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen are affected. Audi estimates that the related expense will be in the mid-double-digit millions of euros.
  • 11/17/15
    Culture and Trends

    Audi brings automated parking to the Boston area

    Audi and the city of Somerville are planning joint innovations for the city of the future on the east coast of the USA. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the context of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. They agreed to develop an urban strategy for Somerville, applying technologies for swarm intelligence or automated parking, and networking cars with traffic lights.
  • 11/12/15
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    Audi Toolmaking is the best in the industry

    Audi is for the fourth time the “Toolmaker of the Year.” That is the result of the renowned industry competition “Excellence in Production” organized by the Toolmaking Laboratory (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT). Audi Toolmaking succeeded against more than 290 toolmaking and mold making departments from companies in the German speaking countries. Michael Breme, Head of Toolmaking at AUDI AG, was presented with the winner’s cup at the 15th “Toolmaking with a Future” international colloquium in Aachen on Wednesday evening.
  • 11/12/15
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    Audi continues sales growth in October

    Audi has started the fourth quarter with further sales growth. In October, global deliveries increased year-on-year by 2.0 percent to around 149,200 cars. Demand for the four rings proved very positive especially in the United States (+16.8 percent) and several southern European markets. Since January around 1,497,150 customers decided to buy an Audi globally, leading to a 3.6 percent growth compared to one year ago. Cumulative sales exceeded the 2014 figures in all regions around the world.
  • 11/10/15
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    Audi shows toolmaking innovations at the “formnext” trade fair

    Audi Toolmaking yesterday, today and tomorrow: The brand with the Four Rings is presenting numerous exhibits at the “formnext” trade fair for toolmaking and mold making in Frankfurt am Main. From November 17 to 20, visitors can find out about toolmaking developments and gain an insight into the production methods of the future.
  • 11/05/15
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    Audi Toolmaking prints “Auto Union Typ C”

    From powder to a component: With a 3D printer, Audi Toolmaking has produced a model of the historical Grand Prix sports car “Auto Union Typ C” from the year 1936. The company is now examining further possible applications of metal printers for the production of complex components. At the same time, Audi is creating important synergies with toolmaking in other parts of the Volkswagen Group.

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