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For Audi, premium-quality automobiles mean high-quality car bodies – thanks to efficient production systems and new high-tech solutions. AUDI AG has one of the most flexible and efficient production systems in the entire automotive industry: the Audi Production System (APS), which is based on the principles of cycle, flow, pull and perfection. Audi systematically applies these principles in production and throughout the company, resulting in short cycle times, low inventories and large gains in productivity – up to 10 percent per year. A major focus here is on the continuous improvement process (CIP), because companies that neglect continuous improvement risk their long-term success. Increasing digitalization is paving the way for the smart factory – the intelligent, digitally connected production facility. New high-tech solutions in manufacturing are further increasing the already very high level of quality, while making assembly work easier and resulting in better ergonomics.

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  • Audi Production Lab: journey into the future
    06/30/15
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    Audi Production Lab: journey into the future

    In the Audi Production Lab, production planners of the premium manufacturer are working together with experts from various departments of the company on innovative technologies for the production processes of the future. A promising technology is hand projection. In the future, it could support production employees with testing and installing components.
  • Encounter magazine Smart Factory
    05/22/15
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    Smart factory: Audi shows intelligent production

    Humans and robots working hand in hand, car-body parts emerging from a 3D printer and cars driving in piloted mode from the assembly line: Audi is pursuing this vision of the factory of the future: the smart factory. In the Encounter magazine under that heading, the automobile manufacturer is now providing a wide-ranging insight on how intelligent Audi’s production processes already are and which leaps of innovation will occur in the coming years. Audi presented the publication on Friday at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting.
  • Break lounges in production areas at Audi
    05/18/15
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    Break lounges in production areas at Audi

    Factory workers at Audi will soon be spending their breaks in a more relaxing way. The company has designed new group corners and break rooms for both of its production plants in Germany, together with the faculties for wood engineering and interior design of Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences. The design and modular construction of the employee lounges are unique in the automobile industry.
  • Audi plant uses robots to move cars
    03/06/15
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    Audi plant uses robots to move cars

    Audi is testing systems for the intelligent factory of the future: In a pilot phase at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt that started in February, two robots independently transport cars from production to an interim storage area. From there, they later place the sorted Audi models into position according to their shipping destinations, so that logistics employees can load them onto railway wagons. Audi is now preparing the first industrial application. The company is also examining additional areas of application for such robots.
  • Chairless Chair for improved ergonomics in Audi’s production plants
    02/26/15
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    Chairless Chair for improved ergonomics in Audi’s production plants

    The health of its employees has top priority for Audi. For this reason, at its plant in Neckarsulm, the company is testing a new technology that eases many assembly activities: the so-called “chairless chair.” This high-tech carbon-fiber construction allows employees to sit without a chair. At the same time, it improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.
  • New human-robot cooperation in Audi’s production processes
    02/12/15
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    New human-robot cooperation in Audi’s production processes

    Direct cooperation between man and machine: At its main plant in Ingolstadt, Audi has for the first time deployed a robot that works “hand-in-hand” with humans – without a safety barrier and ideally adapted to the employees’ working cycles. It is the first human-robot cooperation at the Volkswagen Group to be applied in final assembly. This innovative technology makes work easier for the assembly employees and makes ergonomic improvements.
  • Audi site in Ingolstadt
    11/21/14
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    On the line and on time: Production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Approximately 50 cars every day, with the same timing and on the same assembly line as the other models: Audi is now ramping up production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*. The premium manufacturer is producing its first plug-in hybrid model at the brand’s main plant in Ingolstadt.
  • Audi site in Ingolstadt
    11/21/14
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    On the line and on time: Production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Approximately 50 cars every day, with the same timing and on the same assembly line as the other models: Audi is now ramping up production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*. The premium manufacturer is producing its first plug-in hybrid model at the brand’s main plant in Ingolstadt.
  • Audi’s production wins innovation prize
    11/19/14
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    Audi’s production wins innovation prize

    Audi’s production has won the “Best Open Innovation Award” in the category “Best Cross-Industry Innovation.” The Dr. Manfred Bischoff Institute for Innovation Management of the Airbus Group at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen recognizes the most innovative companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with this prize. Alois Brandt, Head of Technology Development Innovation Management, and Felix Schwabe, Innovation Management Production, accepted the prize on Audi’s behalf at the flagship event “Innovation 2014” in Munich on Tuesday evening.
  • Audi extends Neckarsulm site
    10/17/14
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    Audi extends Neckarsulm site

    AUDI AG inaugurated the Audi Böllinger Höfe in Heilbronn today – an important step in the future and growth strategy of the Neckarsulm site. A state-of-the-art logistics center and production of the Audi R8 are already up and running in the Böllinger Höfe industrial park – situated around six kilometers from the main plant in Neckarsulm.
  • Jubilee in Brussels: 500,000th Audi A1
    10/14/14
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    Jubilee in Brussels: 500,000th Audi A1

    500,000 Audi A1* cars produced at the plant in Brussels. The jubilee model, a Misano red Audi A1 S line, drove off the assembly line today. The car is equipped with a 1.4 liter TFSI engine and is destined for a customer in Germany. His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited the Audi plant in Forest, a municipality of Brussels, on this special day. Prof. Thomas Sigi, Board of Management Member for Human Resources and Labor Relations Director at AUDI AG, and Patrick Danau, General Director at Audi Brussels, showed the monarch around the modern automobile factory.
  • Audi Logistics: 30 years of the car loading platform
    10/08/14
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    Audi Logistics: 30 years of the car loading platform

    Jubilee at the Four Rings: 30 years ago today, Audi put a new loading station into operation at its site in Ingolstadt – with a car-loading platform that was unique in the European automobile industry at that time. The innovative idea for the moving platform came from an employee at Audi Logistics. Since then, approximately eight million automobiles have left the Audi plant in Ingolstadt by rail via this platform – faster and more efficiently than before.
  • Audi Hungaria: Start of production of the new Audi TT Coupe
    07/24/14
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    Audi Hungaria: Start of production of the new Audi TT Coupe

    The third generation of the Audi TT* and the TTS Coupe is now going into series production at AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. Following last year’s start of production of the Audi A3 Sedan, the S3 Sedan and the new A3 Cabriolet, the new Audi TT is now also leaving the assembly lines at the automobile plant in Győr. Audi produces this model there with the full depth of manufacturing. The most impressive features of the Audi TT are its sporty character and emotive design, as well as innovative technologies in its drivetrain and its operating and display concept.
  • Six-millionth Audi with quattro drive
    07/11/14
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    Six-millionth Audi with quattro drive

    Jubilee at Audi: The six-millionth Audi with quattro drive rolls off the production line at the Ingolstadt plant today – only about one and a half years after the five-millionth quattro. Audi will deliver the jubilee car, an Audi SQ5* in monsoon gray metallic, to a family in the United States. This new production record demonstrates the global success of Audi quattro. Since the original quattro, the first Audi with permanent all-wheel drive in the year 1980, this technology has conquered the roads of the world. With approximately 170 quattro versions, the brand with the Four Rings offers the biggest selection of all-wheel drive vehicles amongst the premium manufacturers.
  • Audi Urban Future Initiative at the International CES electronics fair 2014
    04/28/14
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    FutureCityFactory: mastering urban challenges together

    By the year 2050, more than 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. Which challenges will this bring for industrial production, distribution and services? At the Audi Conference Center in Ingolstadt, 140 representatives from the areas of business and science held discussions with urban and transport planners at the kickoff of FutureCityFactory, an initiative of Audi’s Production division with the Network of Automotive Excellence. The goal is to establish cross-industry cooperation on technological pilot projects.
  • 02/20/14
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    Dr. Hubert Waltl to be new Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG

    At his own request, Dr. Frank Dreves (61) is to step down from the Board of Management of AUDI AG and will retire as of March 31. His successor is Dr. Hubert Waltl (55), who since October 2009 has been a member of the brand board of management of Volkswagen Cars with responsibility for production at the Group’s biggest brand. Before that, he was head of toolmaking at Audi.
  • New machinery for Audi’s Toolmaking
    02/05/14
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    New machinery for Audi’s Toolmaking

    Even more dynamic and exact, even stronger and more efficient – since yesterday, seven new and efficient high-precision machines have been officially in operation in Audi’s Toolmaking department. Dr. Frank Dreves, Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG, Peter Mosch, Chairman of Audi’s Group Labor Council, and Michael Breme, Head of Toolmaking, inaugurated the new presses and milling machines. The new machines will help to keep toolmaking fit for the future at the site in Ingolstadt.
  • 20 years of group work at Audi
    12/19/13
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    20 years of group work at Audi

    Organizing working routines in one’s own responsibility: that’s group work at Audi. AUDI AG introduced this new way of working in production already 20 years ago. Before that, there was a strictly hierarchical organization of working processes and employees were barley involved in their planning. Today, Audi employees work independently in groups, are responsible for their units and are integrated into change processes. The concept of group work has proven its worth at Audi and is put into general practice at the production sites of the brand with the four rings.
  • “We for us. Active into the future” – Audi sharpens its focus on ergonomics
    11/20/13
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    “We for us. Active into the future” – Audi sharpens its focus on ergonomics

    At Audi, human beings are at the focus of thoughts and actions – customers as well as employees. In order to further improve conditions at work, the company is now intensifying its ergonomics strategy under the motto of “We for us. Active into the future.” This was kicked off with the Ergonomics Days on November 18 and 19 at the company’s main site in Ingolstadt.
  • Audi expands Ingolstadt plant with a new production facility in Münchsmünster
    11/18/13
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    Audi expands Ingolstadt plant with a new production facility in Münchsmünster

    AUDI AG today opened its new production facility in Münchsmünster. The company is thus consistently expanding its main plant in Ingolstadt. In the Münchsmünster Industrial Park, located approximately 30 kilometers east of the main plant, body parts and suspension components will now be produced with the application of new, innovative technologies. Some 800 Audi employees will work in Münchsmünster with about 250 new jobs being created. The opening ceremony was attended by more than 300 guests. Board of Management Member for Production Dr. Frank Dreves also welcomed the chief administrator of the district of Pfaffenhofen, Martin Wolf, and the Mayor of Münchsmünster, Andreas Meyer.
  • Three million Audi A3 –  bestseller from Ingolstadt
    07/16/13
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    Three million Audi A3 – bestseller from Ingolstadt

    A major jubilee for the compact car from Ingolstadt: The three-millionth Audi A3 rolled off the assembly line today. The success of the A3 series began 17 years ago, when Audi established the premium compact class with this model. Meanwhile, the Audi A3 has conquered the roads of 117 countries. The jubilee car – a white Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI quattro – will be delivered to its owner in the next few days.
  • 04/02/09
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    Audi brings automotive logistics to life

    “Logistics makes it possible.” True to this motto, AUDI AG is again participating in the nationwide “Logistics Day”. On Thursday, April 16, students and university graduates, young professionals and all other interested people will have the opportunity to learn about this exciting area from Audi through a series of presentations and discovery tours. Last year the initiative met with great interest, with around 200 participants coming to the Audi sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

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