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02/01/19
Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm
Company
Audi saved nearly €110 million with clever employee ideas in 2018

Audi saved nearly €110 million with clever employee ideas in 2018
Three employees in the body shop in Ingolstadt had the idea of attaching an air jet to the laser soldering head of a robot that connects two outer parts of the Audi Q2 tailgate with a soldered seam. This nozzle reduces the amount of residue produced during soldering, and means that the employees no longer have to clean the tailgate parts by hand. One stage of work is eliminated and the cleaning cloths that were needed as well. Savings for Audi each year: about €40,000.
  • Ideas program delivers new record savings
  • More than 13,500 suggestions for improvement implemented in 2018
  • Marcus Schulte, Head of the Audi Ideas Agency: “Employees help to make Audi a better company with their ideas.” 

More efficient through ingenuity: In 2018, Audi employees submitted more than 25,000 ideas, and the company implemented approximately 13,500 suggestions for improvement. Last year, the brand with the Four Rings saved €109.1 million at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm sites. Some of this was returned to the employees in the form of bonuses: a total of €8.1 million.

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