The Audi site in Ingolstadt has been growing for many years. Expansion in the region is necessary. Due to the good transport connections, a new Audi manufacturing facility has been created in Münchsmünster. The 48-hectare (118 acre) site is located approximately 30 kilometers east of Ingolstadt. A competence center is located there on a site of 31 hectares for the production of die-cast aluminum structural parts, hot- and cold-formed pressed parts and suspension components. Production is now running at full speed with more than 700 employees working three shifts.