The plant has a total area of about one million square meters, of more than 90 percent is covered with buildings. It is located between the Neckar to the west, the railway line to the east, the center of Neckarsulm and the company Kolbenschmidt Pierburg AG to the south, and the Bad Friedrichshall business and industrial park to the north. AUDI AG is expanding the plant with an additional 23 hectares about six kilometers away in the Böllinger Höfe industrial park within the city limits of Heilbronn. In this area, which constitutes about a quarter of Audi’s entire Neckarsulm site, a logistics center and new production facilities for the Audi R8* were inaugurated the fall of 2014.
The following models are all produced at the plant in Neckarsulm: Audi A4 Sedan*, Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet*, Audi A6 Sedan* and Avant*, Audi S6*, Audi A6 allroad quattro*, Audi A6 hybrid*, Audi A7*/S7*, Audi A8*, Audi A8 hybrid* and Audi A8 L*. The one-hundred-percent Audi subsidiary quattro GmbH produces the models Audi R8*, Audi R8 Spyder* and Audi R8 LMX*, as well as the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet*, the Audi RS 6 Avant* and the Audi RS 7*. This makes Audi Neckarsulm one of the most complex plants in Europe and one of the sites with the biggest variety of products in the Volkswagen Group.
Future automobiles and new technologies are cornerstones of the Audi investment program. It is planned to invest €24 billion from 2015 until 2019, €2 billion more than in the previous planning period. Audi is thus expanding the biggest investment program in its history. More than half of the planned investment will take place at the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.
The area of Technical Development consists of quattro GmbH, the lightweight construction center, engine development, racing engines and interiors. The plant’s press shop, paint shop and toolmaking have key functions in the value chain and in extending Audi’s technology leadership. The site’s production planning, logistics planning and plant planning are occupied with the future of the plant, with mastering the increasing complexity and with new technologies.
The Audi Forum Neckarsulm is an attraction within and also outside the region. Since it was opened in May 2005, 1.9 million people have visited the facility to pick up their new cars, to experience guided tours of the plant, or to attend the various events and conferences held in the Forum.