Audi México sets focus on local suppliers
- Start up of new supplier park with about 1,000 jobs
- Board Member for Procurement Dr. Bernd Martens: “Clear commitment to Mexico”
- Well over 65 percent of automotive components are to be sourced from the NAFTA region in the medium term
Audi México is creating jobs in the NAFTA region with its ambitious localization strategy. In the medium term, well over 65 percent of all sourced parts for the Audi Q5* will come from North America, with this to increase to 90 percent in the long term. More than 20,000 jobs could be created over the next ten years, roughly 1,000 of these at a supplier park south of the Audi plant in San José Chiapa. Audi Board Member for Procurement Dr. Bernd Martens and Puebla Governor Rafael Morena Valle Rosas were on site today for the groundbreaking ceremony. The first phase of the JIS (just-in-sequence) Supplier Park is scheduled to begin operation in late 2014. Series production of the second-generation Audi Q5 for the global market begins in 2016.