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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. 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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  • 04/05/17
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    Body development at Audi – innovation, quality and precision

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its successful history of lightweight design. For the coming generation of the Audi A8, an intelligent mix of four materials will be used in the body structure for the first time – more than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design. A tradition that dates back to the year 1994, when the A8 with its aluminum unitary body in Audi Space Frame (ASF) design caused quite a sensation.

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  • 12/11/19
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    Being tested: Audi production tests exoskeletons for overhead tasks

    Audi wants to further improve its employees’ ergonomics in its production facilities. For this reason, the company is currently conducting a comparative study of two exoskeletons. These external support structures are designed to help employees when they are performing overhead tasks by protecting their joints and tiring their muscles less quickly. All in all, around 60 employees are currently using these tools over a period of several weeks at selected workstations in assembly, the paint shop and tool construction at the Ingolstadt site.
  • 11/05/19
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    Audi adopts “overspray-free painting” in series production

    Protecting the environment and cutting costs: Using the method known as overspray-free painting, Audi is now able to apply two different colors in the same painting process. The new technique is being adopted for the first time for the “edition one” limited-edition models of the A4 Sedan* and A5 Coupé*, which were updated in 2019. The customer has the option of choosing a roof in brilliant black. Audi is the first car manufacturer to adopt this environmentally friendly technique in series production.
  • 09/27/19
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    Leadership change at the Ingolstadt site: Achim Heinfling takes over as new Plant Manager

    From Győr to Ingolstadt: Achim Heinfling, currently Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt., will become the new Plant Manager at the headquarters of AUDI AG in Ingolstadt. Heinfling succeeds current Plant Manager Albert Mayer on October 1, 2019.

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