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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.

Press Releases

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

    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.
  • 11/05/18
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    Audi puts partial matting into volume production

    Audi customers will be able to drive even more individualized cars in the future – thanks to partial matting. With the #2 special edition of the Audi Q2, the brand is now using this innovative painting process for the first time in volume production. A fine beam minimally roughens the top layer of paint and creates a matt image. In this way, lettering, logos or photos can be displayed on the painted sheet metal with pixel accuracy and abrasion resistance. Audi is the first automobile manufacturer to offer its customers this kind of individualization.
  • 10/15/18
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    Audi optimizes quality inspections in the press shop with artificial intelligence

    As one of the first automobile manufacturers worldwide, Audi plans to apply machine learning (ML) in series production. The software Audi has developed recognizes and marks the finest cracks in sheet metal parts – automatically, reliably and in a matter of seconds. With this project, Audi is promoting artificial intelligence at the company and revolutionizing the testing process in production.

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