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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 2014 the Audi Group delivered 1,741,129 Audi brand cars to customers – a new sales record. The company currently employs more than 80,000 people worldwide, of which roughly 58,000 are employed at the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

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  • 02/10/16
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    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 produce 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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  • 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. Stefan Knirsch is new Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG

    Dr. Stefan Knirsch (49) will become the new Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at AUDI AG. This was decided upon by the Supervisory Board in its meeting on Thursday. Knirsch will take over this position as of January 1, 2016.
  • 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.
  • 11/12/15
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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.
  • 11/02/15
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    Audi participating in Web Summit 2015

    Audi is taking its involvement in Europe’s biggest startup conference to the next level: At this year’s Web Summit, which will start this Tuesday in Dublin, the company is participating in the central pitch competition as one of the jurors. At this event, young entrepreneurs compete with each other by pitching their digital business ideas and introduce themselves to potential investors, international groups and media representatives. AUDI AG will in addition be presenting its activities in the arena of piloted driving in a keynote speech and exhibition.
  • 11/02/15
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    Audi posts growth in deliveries, revenue and earnings for the first three quarters

    The Audi Group is progressing systematically along its growth path: In the first nine months of this year, the company increased deliveries of its core brand by 3.8 percent. From January through September, more than 1.3 million customers received an automobile with the Four Rings. Revenue increased to €43.7 billion and operating profit rose to €4.0 billion. The operating return on sales for the first three quarters of the year was 9.2 percent.
  • 10/30/15
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    Hybrid locomotive at Audi plant in Ingolstadt

    This Audi drives on rails: A 1,000 horsepower plug in hybrid locomotive manufactured by Alstom replaces the plant locomotives previously used at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt as of today. This means that components and finished Audi models will now reach the plant’s loading stations in a more climate friendly way.
  • 10/09/15
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    Audi starts production in Brazil

    AUDI AG has started production in Curitiba in the Brazilian federal state of Parana. The latest of thirteen sites in the Audi production network is the first in South America.
  • 10/08/15
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    Audi increases sales in September

    AUDI AG continued to grow in September: With around 170,900 cars, the company increased its deliveries worldwide by 6.8 percent. Sales in the Americas rose by 11.9 percent, while the brand’s business in Europe increased by 8.8 percent. Thanks also to the strong start of the new Audi Q7, the four rings saw its best ever September sales in company history in Europe with almost 80,000 units. Since the start of the year, the global sales of the Ingolstadt based company have increased by 3.8 percent across all models to around 1,347,950 units.
  • 10/08/15
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    Dietmar Voggenreiter to be the new Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG

    Dietmar Voggenreiter (46) is to take over the position of Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG as of November 1. He will succeed in that position to Luca de Meo (48), who will move to SEAT as the new CEO. Under the leadership of Voggenreiter, who has managed the China business for nine years, unit sales in the country increased by six hundred percent to the number of 579,000 cars delivered in 2014.
  • 10/06/15
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    Audi tests gesture control for virtual assembly

    Even before Audi produces the first prototypes of a new car, engineers in the Pre Series Center check individual assembly steps in a 3 D projection. They assemble components virtually, thus determining whether this process is feasible and ergonomic for the employees on the production line. As part of a pilot project, they are now for the first time moving the components in the virtual space using simple gestures.
  • 10/02/15
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    Audi wins Digital Transformation Award

    Audi is placing increasing importance on social media tools and is using them to establish new forms of cooperation. As a result, the company this Thursday received the Digital Transformation Award in Berlin. Mattias Ulbrich, Head of IT and Organization, accepted the prize in the Corporate Culture category.
  • 10/02/15
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    Diesel emissions: Individual customer information for Germany on Audi website

    Every customer in Germany can find out quickly and easily about his or her Audi being affected by irregularities relating to the software used. The car’s chassis number only has to be entered on the website www.audi.de. Customers can then immediately see whether the car is affected. In the coming week, this function will also be available in the worldwide markets via national Audi websites. Alternatively, customers can already find out whether their cars are affected through their Audi dealers or the national customer-support organization. In parallel, technical solutions are being prepared with which Audi models will be retrofitted. This service action will be presented to the responsible authorities later in October.
  • 10/01/15
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    Peter Kössler

  • 10/01/15
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    Fred Schulze

  • 09/18/15
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    Audi A3 celebrates 20th anniversary

    A production milestone has been reached at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt: Exactly 20 years ago, on September 18, 1995, the first Audi A3 came off the assembly line here. Since then, the Audi Group has built over 3.5 million units of the successful model worldwide. Today, one out of five Audi cars delivered comes from this model line. At the same time, the Audi A3 is a ground breaking car when it comes to alternative drive systems – as demonstrated by the flexible production of the A3 Sportback e-tron, A3 Sportback g-tron and classic A3 models. They are all built on the same production line at the Ingolstadt plant.
  • 09/16/15
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    Audi CEO Stadler meets G7 ministers: “Artificial intelligence can save lives”

    A crucial breakthrough has been achieved at the International Motor Show (IAA) in establishing the legal framework of piloted driving and parking. Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt presented his national strategy for this key technology on Wednesday in Frankfurt. He also welcomed EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and the transport ministers of the other G7 nations. Using the new Audi A4 and the concept car “Jack,” he presented the current state of driver assist systems to the visitors. The Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Prof. Rupert Stadler, advocated “seizing this unique chance to save 900,000 lives per year, since more than 90% of all traffic accidents are caused by human error.”
  • 09/11/15
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    Audi Twin Cup in Vienna: the United Nations of Service

    Whether it’s UNO City or the Opera Ball, Vienna has always attracted visitors from all over the world. Over the last few days, the city on the Danube has seen a very special international gathering: 73 teams of Audi service advisors and technicians from 38 nations travelled to the Austrian capital in a bid to take home the Audi Service World Championship title. Excellent technical know-how and passionate customer orientation led the team from Turkey to victory in this year’s final.
  • 09/11/15
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    Audi launches Vocational Training 2.0

    Accessing learning materials at any time, sharing knowledge online and developing work methods independently or in a team: Starting this training year, Audi is rolling out a concept for mobile and digital learning in 16 vocations. The brand with the four rings is the first automotive manufacturer to implement widespread use of tablet computers as learning tools based on a stringent, didactic concept. AUDI AG currently offers apprenticeships in a total of 21 vocations. This Friday, 752 new apprentices begin their careers in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. In addition, 39 young employees will begin a dual study program.
  • 09/10/15
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    Emergency aid for refugees: AUDI AG providing € 1 million

    Audi is moving quickly to help: the carmaker is making € 1 million in emergency aid available for refugees. The company is using the funds to support aid initiatives at its production sites in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm, Brussels and Győr.
  • 09/10/15
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    Audi with record-breaking sales in August

    Audi stays firmly on track: despite the more challenging economic climate in many key markets and the forthcoming model changeover in high volume model lines, the company managed to further increase its deliveries in the past month. With 128,650 cars (+2.7%) the brand with the four rings saw its best August sales figures ever. The weaker economic development in markets such as China (-4.1%) or Russia (-15.4%) was offset particularly by the strong demand in Europe (+6.9%) and the Americas (+10.0%). Around 1,177,100 customers worldwide have chosen an Audi since the start of the year, an increase of 3.4 percent.
  • 08/27/15
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    Audi at the IAA 2015: the power of four

    Audi is once again displaying bold exhibition architecture at the IAA International Motor Show. In place of a traditional convention booth, a multimedia experience space invites visitors to discover Audi’s four key themes at the IAA 2015 with all of their senses: Audi Sport, quattro, Audi Technologies and Audi ultra. The company is therefore constructing a temporary building at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. Placing the latest edition of Audi’s bestselling model in its center, the architectural showcase will provide spectacular staging for the new Audi A4.
  • 08/14/15
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    AUDI AG: U.S. sales up one-fifth in July

    AUDI AG has started the second half of the year with higher sales than in July 2014. Despite forthcoming model changeovers and ongoing difficult conditions in some key markets, the four rings achieved slight sales growth of 1.4 percent in July, taking the total to around 146,100 units. While the Americas (+19.6%) again gathered pace as growth driver for Audi and deliveries continued to increase substantially in Western Europe (+6.1%), sales in the Asia-Pacific region (-9.2%) and Eastern Europe (-3.2%) remained below the prior-year levels. Around 1,048,450 customers worldwide have chosen an Audi since January, 3.5 percent more than one year earlier.
  • 08/13/15
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    Powerful battery in Audi electric car with cell modules from LG and Samsung

    Audi will develop the battery for a purely electrically powered sport utility vehicle on the basis of powerful cell modules from the South Korean suppliers LG Chem and Samsung SDI. The two Audi partners plan to invest in the cell technology in Europe and will supply the Ingolstadt-based car producer from their European plants. The new technology will give drivers of the Audi sport utility vehicle a range of more than 500 kilometers.
  • 08/03/15
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    AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG agree with Nokia Corporation on joint acquisition of HERE digital mapping business

    AUDI AG, the BMW Group and Daimler AG have agreed with Nokia Corporation that they will acquire its mapping and location services business HERE. The acquisition is intended to secure the long term availability of HERE’s products and services as an open, independent and value creating platform for cloud-based maps and other mobility services accessible to all customers from the automotive industry and other sectors. The three partners will each hold an equal stake in HERE; none of them seeks to acquire a majority interest. Subject to the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities, the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.
  • 07/30/15
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    Audi Group continuing along growth path after first half of 2015

    The Audi Group is continuing along its growth path: From January through June, the company delivered more than 900,000 automobiles of the Audi brand to customers worldwide for the first time in a six-month period. At the same time, the Ingolstadt company increased its revenue to €30 billion and its operating profit to €2.9 billion. The company achieved an operating return on sales of 9.8 percent, once again at the upper end of its strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent.
  • 07/24/15
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    Audi is ready for start of Formula Student Germany

    Audi is supporting Formula Student Germany (FSG) 2015: The automobile manufacturer is sponsoring four teams in the students’ construction competition. In addition, the company will present the “Audi Vorsprung Award” for the best lightweight construction concept. More than 3,600 students from 34 countries will travel to the Hockenheimring racetrack to be tested in various disciplines and to take part in discussions with experts from the automotive industry.
  • 07/22/15
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    Audi production in Münchsmünster is picking up speed

    The new Audi production site in Münchsmünster is approximately 30 kilometers (18.6 mi) east of the main production facility in Ingolstadt. Hot and cold formed pressed parts, high tech chassis components and lightweight aluminum structural components, among others, are being produced here for the new Audi Q7. By 2017, a total of 900 employees will be working at the site and shipping out 26 million parts worldwide annually. The production site in Münchsmünster, the high tech Audi Neuburg complex and the future innovation campus (abbreviated “INCampus”) are making the Audi Ingolstadt site a key force behind growth in Bavaria.
  • 07/16/15
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    Audi celebrates topping out of new paint shop

    The Audi plant in Ingolstadt continues to grow: A new paint shop is being built in the north of the plant site. Just over a year after the start of construction, the company is now celebrating the topping out. As of June 2016, Audi employees will paint the first series car bodies for the new Audi A4.
  • 07/10/15
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    AUDI AG: for the first time, over 900,000 customers in the initial half of the year

    Compared with the same period last year, AUDI AG’s worldwide sales from January to June increased by 3.8 percent to around 902,400 cars. For the first time in the company’s history, more than 900,000 customers had already chosen the brand with the four rings by mid year. Even though important model changes are imminent in a number of markets, sales climbed further in all world regions – particularly on the American continent (+12.4%). In June, worldwide deliveries of around 157,450 were slightly above the level of the same month last year (+1.3%).
  • 07/10/15
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    New managing director at Audi Hungaria: Peter Kössler to succeed to Dr. h.c. Thomas Faustmann

    Peter Kössler (56) has been appointed managing director of Audi Hungaria as of October 1. He will move from the automobile manufacturer’s main site in Ingolstadt, where he has been plant director for more than eight years. Kössler will succeed to Dr. h.c. Thomas Faustmann (52), who, after eleven years as managing director in Győr, will move to Neckarsulm. There, he will succeed to Fred Schulze (48) as plant director. Schulze is to become the director of the plant in Ingolstadt.
  • 07/10/15
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    New plant director at Audi in Ingolstadt: Fred Schulze to succeed to Peter Kössler

    Fred Schulze (48) is to be the new director of the Audi plant in Ingolstadt as of October 1. He is to move from Neckarsulm, where he currently holds the same position, to the main site of the automobile manufacturer. Schulze will succeed to Peter Kössler (56), who, after eight years as plant director in Ingolstadt, will move to AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. in Győr, Hungary. There, he will succeed to Dr. h.c. Thomas Faustmann (52) as managing director. Dr. Faustmann will be the new director of the Audi plant in Neckarsulm.
  • 07/06/15
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    Audi increases number of apprenticeships

    Audi will provide vocational training to even more young people in the future. The company plans to increase its number of apprentices from approximately 2,500 at present to more than 2,700 by 2018. The future specialists will support the company on its growth path, above all with its model and technology initiative. The additional apprenticeships also represent a commitment to the company’s sites in Germany.
  • 06/30/15
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    Audi Production Lab: journey into the future

    In the Audi Production Lab, production planners of the premium manufacturer are working together with experts from various departments of the company on innovative technologies for the production processes of the future. A promising technology is hand projection. In the future, it could support production employees with testing and installing components.
  • 06/25/15
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    Mission to the moon: AUDI AG supports the German Team at Google Lunar XPRIZE

    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.
  • 06/15/15
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    AUDI AG: Sales in the Americas increase 11 percent in May

    At around 153,850 cars, Audi’s worldwide deliveries in May were slightly above the figures from the same month last year (+1.2%). In addition to the upcoming model changes for the Audi Q7 and the A4, the brand’s top-selling model, the current reticence to buy in the Chinese luxury segment was particularly noticeable. The picture in the Americas is, however, very different: here sales of the four rings continued to increase sharply, up 11.1 percent to around 24,500 vehicles. The Audi TT, whose global sales doubled in the month (+96.6%), also helped drive the company’s sales. Across all models, Audi has delivered around 744,900 cars to customers since January, an increase of 4.3 percent.
  • 06/09/15
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    Stadler demands systematic digitalization of urban infrastructure

    Audi CEO Rupert Stadler sees digitalization as an historic task for society. He emphasized this fact in a speech on Tuesday at the Economic Conference organized by the Economic Council of the CDU. He pointed out that multiple challenges still exist in the field of transport infrastructure so that digital mobility technologies can fulfill their potential.
  • 06/08/15
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    Audi publishes new Corporate Responsibility Report

    The Audi Group has published its new Corporate Responsibility Report in which it reports transparently on its targets, activities and key figures in the five core areas of products, the environment, employees, society and finance. The new issue focuses on the future topics of alternative drive systems, digital connectivity and internationalization. In addition, three special online topics examine these megatrends with multimedia content and expert interviews.
  • 06/05/15
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    Audi’s head of IT wins European award

    Audi is driving in the digital fast lane. The European business network CIONET has chosen Mattias Ulbrich, Head of IT and Organization at AUDI AG, as the “European Chief Information Officer of the Year.” This Thursday, the 48-year-old received the award during the CIO CITY conference in Brussels in front of 170 IT executives from international companies.
  • 06/03/15
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    Economists honor Rupert Stadler

    The Association of University Lecturers in Business Administration (VHB) has elected Rupert Stadler as the “Science Oriented Entrepreneur of the Year.” In his laudation, the Chairman of the Roland Berger Stiftung, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker, emphasized that Prof. Stadler as CEO of AUDI AG stands for “sustainability in corporate management and a high awareness of values in moral terms as well as with regard to the quality of products.”
  • 06/01/15
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    New Audi MediaCenter is now online

    Clearer, more informative, faster: Audi Communications is now offering journalists, bloggers and online multipliers a central research platform – the Audi MediaCenter. In future, media representatives will be able to use press releases, photos, videos and other content related to Audi for their editorial work without registration. The online portal at www.audi-mediacenter.com can be easily used on all modern end devices.
  • 05/27/15
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    Lamborghini prepares for a new era

    Automobili Lamborghini announces a luxury SUV as a third model to join its product range. The market introduction of the series model is planned for 2018. A concept of the car was first presented as the Lamborghini Urus in 2012 at the Beijing auto show.
  • 05/22/15
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    Audi CEO Stadler at Annual General Meeting: “Our brand aims to set new records”

    The Audi Group plans to set new records in 2015. With more than 591,000 cars delivered in the first four months of this year, the premium brand with the Four Rings is well on the way to surpassing its record unit sales of 1.74 million automobiles in 2014. This progress will be assisted by many new and advanced Audi models. In addition to the new Audi Q7, for example, the new Audi A4 will be launched in the second half of 2015. In order to attract new customers to the Audi brand, the company plans to systematically expand its model range in the coming years. By 2020, 60 different models are to be offered, including three additional members of the Q family. The Audi Q1, the Audi Q8 and a sporty SUV with electric drive in the upper mid segment are intended to provide a solid foundation for the Audi Group’s growth path. With a record investment program of €24 billion until 2019, the company is creating the basis to develop further models and innovative technologies and to expand its international production network. At the same time, the premium manufacturer is creating jobs. Worldwide, approximately 6,000 new employees are to be taken on board in 2015, 4,000 of them in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.
  • 05/22/15
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    Dr. Bernd Mlekusch

  • 05/22/15
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    Smart factory: Audi shows intelligent production

    Humans and robots working hand in hand, car-body parts emerging from a 3D printer and cars driving in piloted mode from the assembly line: Audi is pursuing this vision of the factory of the future: the smart factory. In the Encounter magazine under that heading, the automobile manufacturer is now providing a wide-ranging insight on how intelligent Audi’s production processes already are and which leaps of innovation will occur in the coming years. Audi presented the publication on Friday at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting.
  • 05/18/15
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    Break lounges in production areas at Audi

    Factory workers at Audi will soon be spending their breaks in a more relaxing way. The company has designed new group corners and break rooms for both of its production plants in Germany, together with the faculties for wood engineering and interior design of Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences. The design and modular construction of the employee lounges are unique in the automobile industry.
  • 05/08/15
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    AUDI AG continues growth in April

    After the best first quarter in the company’s history, Audi also sold more cars in April: around 152,850 deliveries exceeded prior-year sales in April by 2.5 percent. Demand again increased in all regions of the world compared with the same month of the preceding year. AUDI AG’s business developed positively especially on the American continent: deliveries to customers climbed by 12.7 percent. From January to April, global unit sales of the company thus grew by 5.2 percent to around 591,050 premium automobiles.
  • 05/06/15
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    Audi and Cubic Telecom start strategic partnership

    Audi is systematically extending its lead in the field of connectivity. Through its subsidiary Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV), the brand with the Four Rings has acquired a stake in Cubic Telecom, a global forerunner in M2M technology. Together, Audi and Cubic Telecom intend to develop connectivity solutions for the automobiles of the Audi brand.
  • 05/04/15
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  • 05/04/15
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    Audi on the right track in Q1 2015

    The Audi Group has posted strong results for the first quarter of 2015: Worldwide sales by the Audi brand increased compared with the prior-year period by 6.1 percent to 438,229 units. In the months of January through March, the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer of premium cars generated revenue of €14,651 million and an operating profit of €1,422 million. Its operating return on sales was 9.7 percent.
  • 04/27/15
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    Audi is the preferred address: top places in German employer rankings

    “Vorsprung durch Technik” attracts the experts of tomorrow: This is proven by recent studies by consulting companies trendence* and Universum*. In both rankings, Audi is once again the preferred employer for young engineers in Germany. The company is also increasingly popular with young IT experts. University students have good job opportunities at Audi: This year, the brand with the Four Rings plans to recruit another 6,000 new employees worldwide. A large proportion of them will work on new innovations and will provide support with developing international production facilities.
  • 04/22/15
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    Audi, DHL and Amazon deliver convenience

    “Our final attempt failed, your package can be picked up at our service center.” With Audi connect easy delivery, a future service from Audi connect, this message will be a thing of the past – making shopping online even more convenient. Audi is working together with its partners DHL Parcel and Amazon Prime to develop an innovative logistics service: shipping parcels directly to your car’s trunk. A pilot project starting in May will allow participants to use the service for the first time. Audi connect easy delivery will operate through temporary authorization for keyless access to the car’s luggage compartment.
  • 04/13/15
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    AUDI AG: March best month in the company’s history

    A start of the year made to measure for AUDI AG: With around 438,250 units sold, the brand’s global sales increased in the first quarter by 6.1 percent compared with the same period 2014 – with growth in all regions. The successful start to the year was also helped by the March results. With a plus of 4.4 percent to around 177,950 cars, Audi delivered more automobiles in a single month than ever before. This means that the company with the Four Rings has registered an increase in sales for 63 months in a row.
  • 03/27/15
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    Technical University of Munich students win first Audi Autonomous Driving Cup

    The prize for the best model car with piloted driving has been awarded to Munich: A team of five students from the Technical University of Munich has won the first Audi Autonomous Driving Cup against strong competition from all over Germany.
  • 03/26/15
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    Dual education in Italy: Successful start for social project of Audi subsidiaries

    The two Audi subsidiaries Lamborghini and Ducati have celebrated a milestone with their joint social project “Dual Education System Italy” (DESI), which has been created in cooperation with the Volkswagen Workforce Foundation, the Italian Ministry for Teaching, Universities and Research, and the Ministry of Education of the region Emilia Romagna. Following the first component of education in a college, the young participants, largely from socially disadvantaged families, are now starting their practical training. For this purpose, Lamborghini and Ducati have set up modern training centers in their plants.
  • 03/26/15
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    Premiere for Audi Autonomous Driving Cup

    A model car that reacts independently to an obstacle that suddenly appears and brakes accordingly: Approximately 50 students from all over Germany are currently working on this scenario in the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup. They will present the capabilities of the model cars they have programmed themselves in the final of the competition in the Audi museum mobile on March 27, 2015.
  • 03/16/15
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    New Audi Q7 under starter’s orders

    The countdown has started: today marks the beginning of advance sales for the new Audi Q7, which will be at European dealerships starting in June. The second generation of the prestigious SUV impresses with innovative technology and powerful and efficient engines that make it the CO2 champion of its class. The base price of the Q7 3.0 TDI (200 kW) is 60,900 euros. The 3.0 TFSI is available from 62,900 euros.
  • 03/12/15
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    New home for Audi Academy

    In the best location: The Audi Academy has now found its new home between the Danube, the New Castle and the Technical University. Today, Audi inaugurated the new seminar and office building with numerous guests from the fields of politics and business. This is where the company is concentrating its many further-training activities.
  • 03/11/15
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    Wanted: Best piloted model car

    Audi is taking piloted driving to model cars: Ten student teams will face off in the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup to find the best piloted model car. Audi provides the hardware – a 1:8-scale Audi Q5* – and the young experts develop the software.
  • 03/10/15
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    Audi 2014 Annual Report: “We create tomorrow”

    Under the central theme “We create tomorrow,” this year’s Annual Report presents emotional articles showing how the company is shaping the automotive future. It includes striking photo spreads like those showing the new Audi TT* and Audi Q7*, an action-packed spy thriller and a high-speed drama surrounding the 13th win at Le Mans.
  • 03/10/15
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    AUDI AG: Employees to profit from company’s success in 2014

    For their committed efforts in the year 2014, Audi employees will once again participate in the company’s success. The employees at the sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm paid according to collective-bargaining agreements will receive an average amount of €6,540. Job applicants currently have good prospects of joining the successful company: The brand with the Four Rings plans to recruit more than 6,000 new employees for innovative areas of work this year, of whom 4,000 will be recruited in Germany.
  • 03/10/15
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    Audi CEO Rupert Stadler at Annual Press Conference: “We delivered more in 2014 than promised”

    With a new record for deliveries of more than 1.74 million automobiles, Audi for the first time increased its revenue to more than €53 billion in 2014. Operating profit amounted to €5.15 billion and the operating return on sales of 9.6 percent was at the upper end of the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent. After taking increased financial income into consideration, profit before tax increased to approximately €6 billion. The return on sales before tax was 11.1 percent. By 2020, Audi plans to expand its product range to 60 models. The brand with the Four Rings will therefore invest more than €24 billion in new products and technologies by 2019, and is continually expanding its global production network. Worldwide, the Audi Group plans to recruit more than 6,000 new employees in 2015 to strengthen its workforce with experts as it moves along its strategic growth path. The company intends to deliver more premium cars than in the previous year once again in 2015.
  • 03/09/15
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    Innovation Forum: Audi is presenting pioneering technologies

    Pioneering technologies from the areas of development and production were shown in an Innovation Forum organized by Audi today in Ingolstadt, on the eve of its Annual Press Conference. 300 international journalists were guests in the Technical Development and Production divisions. They viewed the company’s new Lighting Assistance Center, Wind Tunnel Center and various stations depicting milestones along the way to the intelligently connected factory.
  • 03/08/15
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    AUDI AG: sales growth in all regions in February

    AUDI AG continues to grow: despite the model changeover for the A1* and Q3* in Europe and a shortened sales month in China, the company exceeded prior-year sales in February. Around 122,550 customers opted for the four rings last month, up 4.2 percent. Strong growth was achieved with the now globally available A3 family* (+47.4%) and the latest generation of the A6* (+10.8%). Since the start of the year, worldwide deliveries across all models are up 7.4 percent to around 260,250.
  • 03/06/15
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    Live from Ingolstadt: Annual Press Conference of AUDI AG

    Audi sold more than 1.74 million automobiles last year, thus setting a new record. The company will announce details of its figures for the year 2014 at its Annual Press Conference on
  • 03/06/15
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    Audi plant uses robots to move cars

    Audi is testing systems for the intelligent factory of the future: In a pilot phase at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt that started in February, two robots independently transport cars from production to an interim storage area. From there, they later place the sorted Audi models into position according to their shipping destinations, so that logistics employees can load them onto railway wagons. Audi is now preparing the first industrial application. The company is also examining additional areas of application for such robots.
  • 02/26/15
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    Chairless Chair for improved ergonomics in Audi’s production plants

    The health of its employees has top priority for Audi. For this reason, at its plant in Neckarsulm, the company is testing a new technology that eases many assembly activities: the so-called “chairless chair.” This high-tech carbon-fiber construction allows employees to sit without a chair. At the same time, it improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.
  • 02/17/15
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    Hubert Waltl

  • 02/12/15
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    New human-robot cooperation in Audi’s production processes

    Direct cooperation between man and machine: At its main plant in Ingolstadt, Audi has for the first time deployed a robot that works “hand-in-hand” with humans – without a safety barrier and ideally adapted to the employees’ working cycles. It is the first human-robot cooperation at the Volkswagen Group to be applied in final assembly. This innovative technology makes work easier for the assembly employees and makes ergonomic improvements.
  • 02/11/15
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    Audi buys fuel-cell patents from Ballard Power Systems

    AUDI AG has acquired a package of patents relating to fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems Inc. In addition, the Volkswagen Group has extended its cooperation with the Canadian clean energy company until 2019.
  • 02/09/15
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    Audi continues with growth in January

    Audi has made its best-ever start to the year in company history: delivering around 137,700 units, the Ingolstadt-based company sold 10.3 percent more cars in January than during the same month last year. Following the record-breaking sales in 2014, the four rings once again saw growth in all regions of the world. Growth for the brand was particularly strong in North and South America, with sales up 15.1 percent to 16,200 units. In particular, the popular A3 family (+58.1%) and the new Audi TT (+15.0%) contributed to the successful start to the year worldwide.
  • 01/15/15
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    Audi VR experience: the dealership in a briefcase

    Audi is taking the next big step in integrating digital technologies into automotive retail: The Audi VR experience gives customers the opportunity to configure their preferred car at the dealership through virtual reality headsets and experience it in a unprecedentedly realistic way. The headset showcases the entire model portfolio of the four rings, including all possible equipment combinations. Audi has become the first automotive manufacturer to develop a dedicated retail software solution for virtual reality headsets.
  • 01/09/15
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    AUDI AG: new record year with over 1.74 million deliveries in 2014

    In 2014, AUDI AG clearly exceeded its goal of 1.7 million deliveries: By year-end, the company handed over around 1,741,100 cars to customers, 10.5 percent more than in 2013. The company was thus once again able to accelerate its growth pace and achieved with around 165,600 additional customers the second-highest volume increase in its history. The coveted SUV models* (+15.8%) and the A3 family* available worldwide for the first time in 2014 (+53.2%) contributed primarily to the strong sales total. In December, Audi continued to post double-digit growth and concluded the year with sales up 14.7 percent to around 150,000 units for the month.
  • 12/09/14
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    AUDI AG: new sales record after 11 months

    Audi continues to post double digit growth in November too: Deliveries climbed 10.8 percent to a new record breaking figure for a single month of around 146,250 cars. The company once again grew significantly in all regions around the globe. Demand for the four rings rose in the Asia Pacific region in particular with sales up 17.7 percent. Since January, the premium manufacturer has delivered around 1,591,100 cars (+10.1%) to customers, thus topping last year’s sales total after just 11 months. In the whole of 2013, the Ingolstadt based company sold around 1.575 million units.
  • 12/01/14
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    Universum study: top places for Audi amongst young professionals

    Audi has achieved its best results in the renowned Universum study for young professionals since the survey started. The company has recorded another double victory as the most popular employer for graduates of both engineering and business management. In the IT category, the brand with the Four Rings has moved up to second place. Amongst graduates of natural sciences, Audi has made a great leap forward by 14 places. Meanwhile, the Audi family has grown to a new record size in 2014: After recruiting more than 3,000 new employees this year, the Audi Group will have a worldwide workforce of approximately 80,000 people at the end of 2014.
  • 11/25/14
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    Audi Hungaria: energy efficiency through supply of geothermal heat

    The drilling has already begun: An ultramodern geothermal plant is to be constructed in Pér, close to the Audi Hungaria factory in Győr. After going into operation in just over a year, it will supply the company with at least 82,000 megawatt hours of geothermal energy per annum and will cover about 6 percent of total heat requirements.
  • 11/21/14
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    On the line and on time: Production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Approximately 50 cars every day, with the same timing and on the same assembly line as the other models: Audi is now ramping up production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*. The premium manufacturer is producing its first plug-in hybrid model at the brand’s main plant in Ingolstadt.
  • 11/21/14
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    On the line and on time: Production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Approximately 50 cars every day, with the same timing and on the same assembly line as the other models: Audi is now ramping up production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*. The premium manufacturer is producing its first plug-in hybrid model at the brand’s main plant in Ingolstadt.
  • 11/19/14
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    Audi’s production wins innovation prize

    Audi’s production has won the “Best Open Innovation Award” in the category “Best Cross-Industry Innovation.” The Dr. Manfred Bischoff Institute for Innovation Management of the Airbus Group at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen recognizes the most innovative companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with this prize. Alois Brandt, Head of Technology Development Innovation Management, and Felix Schwabe, Innovation Management Production, accepted the prize on Audi’s behalf at the flagship event “Innovation 2014” in Munich on Tuesday evening.
  • 11/17/14
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    Albert Mayer

  • 11/07/14
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    AUDI AG continues worldwide growth in October

    AUDI AG started the fourth quarter of the year with significant sales growth: in October, deliveries worldwide showed a year-on-year increase of 10.8 percent to around 146,200 cars. Cumulatively, Audi sales since January have risen by 10.1 percent to about 1,444,900 units. In the past month, the three major export markets for the four rings made a particularly strong contribution, with growth rates well into the double digits: China up 17.0 percent, the United States up 16.5 percent and the United Kingdom up 22.1 percent.

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