In June 2001, the Engine Development department in Győr was officially inaugurated. The 5,000 square meter office building with its own test area was implemented with the expansion of the plant site. Engine Development at AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. celebrated its tenth jubilee in 2011. During that time, more than 165 jobs were created. Engine Development supports Engine Production primarily with local series-support activities. The development engineers receive their tasks from Engine Production as well as from AUDI AG, and provide support with the ramp-up of new products.
At present, 195 engineers and other employees are working on various development projects, for example on friction optimization and engine-acoustics analysis, as well as on the development of engine derivatives. With the duplication of the existing test-stand building of the engine development department, the company expanded the surface area of that department by more than 1,600 square meters in 2014.
Since 2001, engine development in Győr has had 14 testing units in operation: ten highly dynamic full-function test stands and two friction test stands, as well as a swivel test stand and a climate test chamber. The increase utilization of the test stands’ capacities necessitated the expansion of the test area, so a new building complex will be opened in the spring of 2015, providing space for twelve new test stands. When the complex is inaugurated, six full-function test stands will at first be installed. Furthermore, the employees there will benefit from a workshop equipped with the latest technologies. The project will be completed with six more test stands by the year 2017.
AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. expanded its development activities in late 2011 with the Complete Vehicle Development department. Within three years, 70 new jobs for engineers were created. The focus is on testing vehicles close to production. The objective is to provide optimal support for product ramp-ups at Audi Hungaria. Furthermore, the Complete Vehicle Development department tests main components and vehicles under realistic operating conditions, as well as carrying out numerical vehicle simulations and various special analyses. In addition, Complete Vehicle Development supports the professorship for complete vehicle development at the Technical Faculty of Széchenyi István University. With its practice-oriented educational concept, the professorship offers ideal conditions to educate highly qualified automotive engineers for the automotive industry in Győr. Students are taught in the German language. These are ideal conditions for recruiting excellent young engineers for Audi Hungaria.