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Ingolstadt (Headquarters)

Audi in Ingolstadt (Headquarters)

Audi has been building cars at the Ingolstadt site for 70 years. The heart of the Audi Group beats in this Bavarian city on the Danube: Ingolstadt is where AUDI AG has its headquarters and operates the Audi Group’s largest production site. From initial idea to finished automobile, the entire production process for the models Audi Q2, Audi A3, Audi A4 and Audi A5 along with their derivative versions takes place at the Ingolstadt plant. Some 44,000 people work collectively on delivering Vorsprung durch Technik. Audi is the region’s economic engine and largest employer.

Basic information

  • 03/14/19

    Overview of Audi

    In a challenging fiscal 2019, the company is optimizing processes and implementing extensive structural reforms. Another focal point is the corporate culture, a new culture of integrity and openness. Audi is investing roughly 14 billion euros by 2023 as part of a strategic alignment on the future fields of electric mobility, digitalization and autonomous driving. The company is taking a targeted and focused approach to e-mobility. Audi will launch 12 electrified models by the end of 2020: five fully electric models and seven plug-in hybrids.
  • 03/14/19

    Audi at the Ingolstadt site

    Audi has been building automobiles at its Ingolstadt plant for 70 years. The heart of the Audi Group beats in this major Bavarian city on the Danube: Here is AUDI AG’s headquarters, the Audi Group’s largest manufacturing facility. * The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 01/18/19

    IN-Campus – Technology park for future projects of AUDI AG

    The abbreviation “IN” denotes innovation: With the IN-Campus, AUDI AG and the city of Ingolstadt have gotten a strategic investment off the ground. Both partners will work together to remediate the site of a former oil refinery and transform this industrial wasteland into a campus. The focus is on the development work for future-oriented projects. The future technology park IN-Campus is designed to be open, sustainable and close to nature. The first construction jobs are well under way.

Press Releases

  • 11/08/19

    Ten years of the Audi Environmental Foundation: How do we shape a future worth living?

    On the occasion of its tenth anniversary on November 13, the Audi Environmental Foundation is issuing invitations to a lecture and discussion evening with three environmentalists and sustainability experts. The speakers will provide an overview of the state of our planet and address the question of how commitment to climate protection could look in the future. The Foundation is presenting its projects under the motto “Ten years of Greenovation.”
  • 10/23/19

    Five years of Audi Neuburg – a true success story

    Motorsport, driving events and biodiversity; all part of Audi Neuburg. The land was acquired in January 2010, groundbreaking took place in summer 2012, and the 47-hectare high-tech facility was officially opened in summer 2014. Five years later, Neuburg at Danube is not only an Audi site but also a magnet for visitors. In that time, 115,000 people have dropped by, and around 60,000 customers from more than 50 countries have taken driving and safety courses. Audi Neuburg is the home of the Audi driving experience and the Motorsport Competence Center with Audi Motorsport and Audi Sport customer racing. Technical Development also tests driver assist and safety systems here. There are roughly 400 employees working at the site, which has a carbon-neutral energy supply. Habitats for numerous species of animals and plants have been created on the site.
  • 10/10/19

    “come with me” celebrates 10-year anniversary at Audi

    “Interessieren – Informieren – Ausprobieren” (Interest – Inform – Try it out) – that is the theme of the come with me program. Audi has been supporting the initiative to get school students interested in technology for a decade now, and around 500 young people from schools in the region have so far taken part in the Audi project. The initiators, the Bavarian Employers’ Associations for the Metalworking and Electrical Industries (bayme vbm e. V.), honor the brand with the four rings and other companies on Thursday for their long-standing cooperation. The anniversary event will be hosted by Audi.
  • 10/02/19

    Audi, the city of Ingolstadt and Telekom cooperate on 5G technology

    Audi and Deutsche Telekom are entering into a pioneering 5G technology partnership together with the city of Ingolstadt. This was announced by the three partners at the signing of a memorandum of understanding in Ingolstadt on Wednesday. The goal is to use the new 5G technology to make urban mobility safer, more digital and more sustainable.
  • 09/27/19

    Leadership change at the Ingolstadt site: Achim Heinfling takes over as new Plant Manager

    From Győr to Ingolstadt: Achim Heinfling, currently Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt., will become the new Plant Manager at the headquarters of AUDI AG in Ingolstadt. Heinfling succeeds current Plant Manager Albert Mayer on October 1, 2019.
  • 09/03/19

    70 years of Audi in Ingolstadt: three special exhibitions at the Audi Forum

    Audi has been building cars at the Ingolstadt site for 70 years. The heart of the Group beats in this Bavarian city on the Danube: Ingolstadt is where AUDI AG has its headquarters and operates its largest production site worldwide. To mark the 70th anniversary of the company in Ingolstadt, Audi is presenting insights into the history of the four rings. Three special exhibitions entitled “Audi in Ingolstadt: Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow” were opened simultaneously today in the Audi Forum by Albert Mayer, plant manager at the Ingolstadt site, and Thomas Frank, Managing Director of Auto Union GmbH. The highlight is the extraordinary temporary exhibition “W49” in the Audi museum mobile, which lasts until the end of February 2020. Two additional exhibitions are open to Audi employees and all interested members of the public until September 21, 2019.
  • 08/29/19

    New, sustainable training and education programs at Audi

    The Audi locations Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm are preparing for the future: In line with the new demands of tomorrow’s mobility, Audi is also expanding its range of programs for school and university students. They will have the chance to apply for the coming year for new degree programs and an expanded range of vocational training at the locations. To promote digitalization in the learning process, Audi is introducing a new online learning platform into its training program through which trainers and trainees can network across multiple locations.
  • 08/29/19

    Girls for Technology Camp 2019: girl power at Audi in Ingolstadt

    Experiencing the world of technology at Audi: 14 schoolgirls from all over Bavaria took advantage of their chance to do just that at this year’s “Girls for Technology Camp” at Audi in Ingolstadt. The participants, ages 12 to 14, were able to take on the role of apprentices at the premium car brand during the summer school break.
  • 08/27/19

    Audi grieves for Ferdinand Piëch

    The Board of Management of AUDI AG expresses its sincere condolences to the family of Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Piëch on behalf of all employees. In commemoration in all plants worldwide the flag is set to half-mast. Piëch was a member of the brand with the Four Rings for more than twenty years, most recently as Chairman of the Board of Management for almost five years from 1988 to the end of 1992.
  • 08/23/19

    Active summer for Audi Summer Kids

    More than 200 Audi Summer Kids enjoyed an exciting vacation program in Ingolstadt over the last four weeks with the theme “Summer Kids the clock is striking 19!”
  • 08/12/19

    Audi Congratulates TUfast Formula Student Racing Team on Victory at Hockenheim

    After five grueling days of competition at the Hockenheimring, the Audi-sponsored racing team from the Technical University (TU) of Munich won first place in the Electric category of Formula Student Germany, emerging triumphant over 39 other teams.
  • 07/18/19

    Personnel change at Audi plant Ingolstadt: plant director Albert Mayer to retire, Achim Heinfling to be new plant director

    A new man is to take charge of the Audi plant in Ingolstadt: Plant director Albert Mayer is to retire this fall and to be succeeded by Achim Heinfling, who is currently managing director of Audi Hungaria. This was announced on Wednesday evening by Audi’s Board of Management Member for Production Peter Kössler at an internal event, at which he informed his management team about the realignment of the Production division.
  • 07/04/19

    Open day at the Audi Training Center: 70 years of training at the Ingolstadt location

    Final school exams and then what? Interested school students can gain an insight into Audi’s working world during the open day at the training center. The automobile manufacturer has been providing vocational training at its Ingolstadt plant for 70 years. Audi employees will celebrate this special anniversary together with people from the region on Saturday, July 6. Audi invites you to take part in many activities and to travel back in time through the changes in vocational training.
  • 06/12/19

    Digital vacation: Students discover innovative Audi technologies at DigiCamp

    From the school desk into the future: During the Whitsuntide holidays, 15 pupils from all over Bavaria are gaining deep insights into the digital working world at Audi. The 15 to 18-year-olds are participating in this year’s DigiCamp from June 10 to 14. The brand with the Four Rings is now hosting this special holiday activity for the second time.
  • 05/21/19

    Audi creates near-natural habitat for animals and plants on 17 hectares of the plant site

    Along with climate change, the loss of biodiversity is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The United Nations has therefore declared the current decade to be the UN Decade of Biodiversity. Audi is also committed to protecting biodiversity and has transformed 17 hectares of land on the Audi production site in Münchsmünster into a near-natural habitat for animals and plants. So far, 112 plant species have developed there and around 90 species of wild bees have settled there.
  • 05/20/19

    AI for bee research: we4bee becomes part of the Microsoft ‘AI for Earth’ program

    The we4bee bee research project, which is supported by the Audi Environmental Foundation, has been included in Microsoft's “AI for Earth” program. we4bee aims to connect intelligent beehives equipped with sensors with the cloud in order to carry out long-term analyses of bee colonies and environmental data, and to investigate the effects of certain influences on bees using data-science methods. As a member of the worldwide “AI for Earth” network, we4bee gains access to current products and services connected with artificial intelligence, and is supported by learning and training programs.
  • 05/16/19

    Great Engagement in Audi Volunteers’ Day: More than 300 Audi people involved in 43 projects

    If we all do our all: This is the motto of the seventh Audi Volunteers’ Day, which takes place this Saturday, May 18, in Ingolstadt and the region. More than 300 Audi employees are actively involved in 43 social projects this year.
  • 05/13/19

    For the Mobility of Tomorrow - IN-Campus Technology Park for Audi and the Ingolstadt Region

    “IN” stands for innovation: With IN-Campus, AUDI AG and the city of Ingolstadt have gotten a strategic investment off the ground. They will work together to intricately remediate the site of a former oil refinery in Ingolstadt, the first environmental project of its kind in Bavaria. IN-Campus GmbH, a joint venture of AUDI AG and the city of Ingolstadt, is investing in a campus—the focus lies on the technologies of the future. Construction work on the 75-hectare IN-Campus, which was designed to be open and close to nature, is already underway. Today, May 13, the Bavarian Minister President, Dr. Markus Söder, the Mayor of the city of Ingolstadt, Dr. Christian Lösel, and Audi Board of Management Member for Production Peter Kössler, together with the two managing directors of IN-Campus GmbH, are officially laying the foundation stone for the joint project.
  • 05/07/19

    Silver jubilee: Audi A4 celebrates its 25th birthday

    Audi is celebrating a major production anniversary in the premium mid size segment: 25 years ago, the first Audi A4 drove off the assembly line in Ingolstadt. Since then, the brand with the Four Rings has produced more than 7.5 million units of the model. A quarter of a century after its birth, demand is unabated for the Audi A4, now in its fifth generation. With 344,586 units sold in 2018, the A4 is the world’s most popular model of the Four Rings. Approximately every fifth Audi delivered worldwide today comes from this series.
  • 03/21/19

    Innovative water treatment at Audi saves up to 500,000 cubic meters of fresh water a year

    Audi has reached another milestone on its way to wastewater-free automobile production. The company has put a new service-water supply center into operation at the Ingolstadt site. In conjunction with the existing treatment plant, about half of the wastewater produced at the site can now be recycled and treated for reuse. In this way, Audi will saves up to 500,000 cubic meters of fresh water each year. The heart of the service-water supply center is the so-called membrane bioreactor (MBR).
  • 09/28/18
    Audi MediaCenter

    Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler new Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG

    Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler will become the Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at AUDI AG on 1 November 2018. He is the successor of Peter Mertens, who has held this position since May 1, 2017. Mertens had asked the Audi Supervisory Board to release him from his duties for health reasons.
  • 06/26/18

    Approval authority German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) at Audi in Ingolstadt

    The German Federal Motor Vehicle Transport Authority (KBA) will be fact finding about the current state of clarification of the diesel crisis directly at Audi on Wednesday, June 27. Besides the software modifications, the main focus will be on the new, optimized processes which are required on the way to achieving the general operating permit. The carmaker has been presenting its results to the KBA for many months in regular meetings and has at the same time also reported irregularities. Now the processes as a whole are to be tested at an on-site meeting.
  • 06/20/18
    Culture and Trends

    Audi supports air-taxi project in Ingolstadt

    Audi is shaping mobility in the third dimension. A letter of intent was signed on this subject with partners from the fields of politics and industry in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday afternoon. Bram Schot, interim CEO and Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG, announced the start of the Urban Air Mobility project in Ingolstadt together with Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer, Minister of State for Digital Affairs Dorothee Bär, Airbus CTO Grazia Vittadini, Mayor of Ingolstadt Dr. Christian Lösel and other representatives of politics and business. The goal of the joint EU project is to be a model for air-taxi test operation in the Ingolstadt region. 
  • 06/14/18

    IN-Campus GmbH: Audi and the city of Ingolstadt remediate refinery site for technology park

    Remediation of the IN-Campus site is well underway: Specialized teams are working on behalf of IN-Campus GmbH, a joint venture between AUDI AG and the city of Ingolstadt, to pave the way for a new, state-of-the-art business and industrial park by the end of 2022. Together they are recycling and remediating an abandoned 75-hectare industrial site in the east of Ingolstadt. It is one of the largest remediation projects currently underway in Germany. 
  • 01/19/18

    Audi Smart Energy Network pilot project: eco-electricity intelligently managed

    Automobile, home and power supply combined to form an intelligent energy network: In a pilot project the Audi Smart Energy Network for the first time interacts with the power grid. This marks a major advance for grid stability.
  • 11/17/17

    Team AFILSOP of the Ilmenau University wins Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017

    The 10,000 euros prize money for the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017 goes to Ilmenau. In the finale for the competition, the team from AFILSOP prevailed against the heavy competition from seven other universities. During the third Audi Autonomous Driving Cup, students for the first time also completed tasks in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
  • 11/02/17

    Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017: independently and intelligently around the course

    The Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017 sees eight teams from German universities do battle for podium positions. The competition will be held for the third time on November 15 and 16 in the museum mobile at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. The winning team will receive prize money of EUR 10,000.
  • 08/30/17

    Successful model of dual training: some 800 young people to start at the Audi sites in Germany

    804 young people will start their vocational training at Audi in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm this year. The carmaker will thus be training a similarly large number of young people as in the previous year. In addition, 39 young people will start a dual course of study. A dual course of study for a master’s degree will also be offered for the first time.
  • 08/25/17

    Audi uses virtual reality to train Logistics employees

    The training center of the future fits in a suitcase: A computer, a pair of virtual reality glasses and two controllers are all it takes for the new interactive learning program for Audi packing logistics. The program makes it fun for employees to learn the packing process for CKD Logistics (CKD = completely knocked down). The exercises are designed like a video game and the equipment is quick and easy to set up anywhere.
  • 01/24/17

    Audi etches symbols into car paint

    Audi has developed a process for the partial matting of painted surfaces. A special powder roughens the clear lacquer on the surface to a depth of a few thousandths of a millimeter so that individual markings become visible. With this process, the Audi exclusive program offers personalized design of the side blades for all R8 customers.
  • 11/22/16

    More room for the modern way of working: new office complex for Audi in Ingolstadt

    Promote new ideas and creative work: that is the goal of Audi’s new “Areal Süd” office complex. Following construction that took just less than two years, the first 1,000 employees are now moving in. The new H6 building at the Ingolstadt site features a distinctive, open and innovative office structure. In addition, the new company cafeteria has been open since October 10.
  • 10/19/16

    Audi trains development engineers for electric mobility

    Audi engineers in the lecture hall: At the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI), powertrain development engineers from Audi are expanding their knowledge in the field of electric mobility. The goal of the project is to increase their strategic and technical expertise. The company intends to further strengthen its innovative power by gaining additional stimulus from the world of science.
  • 08/04/16

    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.
  • 03/12/15

    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.

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