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Audi México: aerial view

Audi México has successfully completed the ramp-up of the plant and achieved its volume target in the first full year after opening of the plant. On September 30, 2016, Audi dedicated its new production site in San José Chiapa, Mexico (state of Puebla) – the 12th plant in the Audi production network. Audi is producing the premium Audi Q5 SUV for the global market on a production site measuring 400 hectares (988.4 acres). The production site is also located at the highest elevation of any of the company's sites, at 2,400 meters (7,874.0 ft).

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  • 09/30/16
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    AUDI AG opens automobile plant in Mexico

    A new plant goes online: On September 30, 2016, Audi dedicated its new production site in San José Chiapa, Mexico (state of Puebla) – the 12th plant in the Audi production network. Audi is producing the premium Audi Q5 SUV for the global market on a production site measuring 400 hectares (988.4 acres). This will be the first time the company has produced a model for the global market at a location outside of the European continent. The most advanced production site in the Audi world is also located at the highest elevation of any of the company's sites, at 2,400 meters (7,874.0 ft).

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  • 03/15/18
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    Audi at the San José Chiapa production site

    Audi México has successfully completed the ramp-up of the plant and achieved its volume target of 158,550 locally produced Audi Q5* units in the first full year after opening of the plant.

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  • 08/30/18
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    Pioneering work: Audi México produces completely without wastewater

    Audi is the world’s first premium manufacturer to produce automobiles completely free of wastewater. At its site in San José Chiapa, Mexico, the company is using a new water treatment process that collects 100 percent of the wastewater produced there, purifies it and feeds large volumes of clean water back into the plant’s water supply system. In this way, Audi México ensures the sustainable use of the water as a resource and minimizes the environmental impact of its car production.
  • 11/07/17
    Models

    “Golden Steering Wheel” for Audi Q5

    The Audi Q5 has won the 2017 “Golden Steering Wheel” in the “Large SUV” category. Prior to the selection, readers of the German automotive trade magazine Auto Bild, its 20 European sister publications and the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag had determined nominations from the new cars presented in 2017. An international panel of experts crowned the winner from these nominations. Peter Mertens, AUDI AG Board Member for Technical Development, accepted the prize for the Audi Q5 on Tuesday evening in Berlin.
  • 09/25/17
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    Audi México: Andreas Lehe new Managing Director for Production and Logistics

    Audi México has successfully tackled the production launch for the Audi Q5 in San José Chiapa, Mexico. Andreas Lehe will now head up Production and Logistics at the new Audi site as planned starting October 1. Outgoing Managing Director of Production and Logistics, Klaus Peter Körner, will return to Germany at the end of September, in keeping with the contract.
  • 01/19/17
    Technology

    An Audi success story – 8 million cars with quattro drive

    The brand is celebrating a special milestone that also is a fitting occasion for this time of year: rolling off the production line at the new plant in San José Chiapa is the 8 millionth Audi with quattro drive – the technology that delivers a big, built-in boost in safety and driving pleasure, even on snow and ice. The milestone car is a garnet red Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro*.
  • 10/01/16
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    Audi México opens supplier park in San José Chiapa

    The latest member of the Audi production network is setting global standards, also with its supplier park: The new JIS (Just-in-Sequence) Park next to the Audi plant in San José Chiapa, Mexico, has the advantage of short distances between production and suppliers. Seven suppliers and providers of logistics services have already set up operations there. The new JIS Park will create some 1,000 jobs.
  • 10/01/16
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    Audi México: state-of-the-art technology for top quality

    The Audi plant in San José Chiapa officially opened today. The guiding principle here is “made by Audi”: The Audi Production System (APS) implements a uniformly high standard for quality worldwide. To validate its premium quality, the company is networking its new plant with other sites in the Audi global production network. Working in the production control center, known as P-Control, are 105 employees from various technical disciplines, who monitor how the new Audi Q5 is produced from a bird's-eye view. In combination with the site’s quality laboratory and training center, Audi ensures compliance with the quality standards that apply to its production facilities worldwide.
  • 09/30/16
    Models

    AUDI AG opens automobile plant in Mexico

    Audi is further expanding its worldwide production network and thus continuing along its path of global growth. This Friday, the Audi Board of Management opened the company’s first automobile plant on the North American continent. Starting now, the brand with the Four Rings will produce the new generation of the Audi Q5* for the world market in San José Chiapa in Mexico’s federal state of Puebla. The plant has an annual production capacity of approximately 150,000 premium SUVs. By the end of the year, a total of 4,200 jobs will be created locally at Audi México.
  • 10/21/14
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    Audi México: Inaugurado nuevo Centro de Especialización

    Un gran momento para Audi México: más de 300 invitados de alrededor del mundo celebraron hoy la inauguración del nuevo Centro de Especialización, entre ellos el Prof. h.c. Thomas Sigi, responsable de Recursos Humanos del Consejo Directivo de AUDI AG, el Dr. Hubert Waltl, responsable de Producción del Consejo de Directivo de AUDI AG, Dr. Rafael Moreno Valle, Gobernador del Estado de Puebla, Dr. Jorge Guillén, Rector de la Universidad Tecnológica de Puebla, Dr. Elías Micha Zaga, Director Adjunto de Desarrollo Regional del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) y Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer, Ministra Adjunta en el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República Federal de Alemania. En el futuro, en este moderno edificio se llevarán a cabo más de 1,500 cursos anuales para empleados y becarios. Esta capacitación previa constituye la base para el inicio de la producción del sucesor del Audi Q5* en la nueva planta de San José Chiapa. En total, la plantilla de Audi México contará hasta finales de 2016 con alrededor de 3,800 empleados.
  • 08/26/14
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    Alfons Dintner

  • 07/31/14
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    Audi México: relevo en la Presidencia el 1 de agosto

    Alfons Dintner (50) sucederá a Matthias Müller (50) a partir del 1 de agosto del presente año. Se hará cargo de la dirección del proyecto de la futura planta de Audi en San José Chiapa en México y asumirá el cargo de Presidente AUDI MÉXICO S.A. de C.V. Dintner, cuyo último puesto fue Miembro de Consejo Producción y Logística de Volkswagen de México, será el responsable en 2016 del lanzamiento del sucesor del Q5*. Matthias Müller asumirá una función directiva en el departamento de Desarrollo Técnico de AUDI AG en Ingolstadt.
  • 07/31/14
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    Audi México’s ongoing strategy: management phase to take place on August 1

    Alfons Dintner (50) is to succeed Matthias Müller (50) with effect from August 1. He is taking charge of project management for the future Audi plant in the Mexican city of San José Chiapa and will become CEO of AUDI MÉXICO S.A. de C.V. Dintner, most recently Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at Volkswagen de México, will be responsible for the launch of the Q5* successor model in Mexico in 2016. Matthias Müller is taking on a senior position in Audi’s Technical Development in Ingolstadt.
  • 05/14/14
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    Audi México se centra en los proveedores locales

    Audi México crea puestos de trabajo en la región TLCAN gracias a su ambiciosa estrategia de expansión. A medio plazo, un porcentaje superior al 65% de las piezas suministradas por los proveedores para el Audi Q5* deberán proceder de América del Norte y a largo plazo, incluso hasta el 90%. De este modo, en los próximos diez años se podrán crear más de 20,000 puestos de trabajo, de los cuales, alrededor de 1,000 se concentrarán en un parque de proveedores ubicado al sur de la planta de Audi en San José Chiapa. Con motivo del comienzo de las obras se reunieron hoy el Responsable de Compras en el Consejo de Dirección, el Dr. Bernd Martens y el Gobernador de Puebla, Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas. Está previsto que el parque de proveedores JIS (just in sequence) se ponga en marcha, en una primera fase, a finales de 2014. La producción en serie de la segunda generación del Audi Q5 para el mercado mundial se iniciará en 2016.
  • 05/04/13
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    AUDI AG: Laying of foundation stone for new plant in San José Chiapa, Mexico

    AUDI AG is strengthening its successful growth path in the North American market with a new plant in San José Chiapa, Mexico. With today’s laying of the foundation stone in the federal state of Puebla, the official starting signal has been given for construction work on Audi’s first own car factory on the North American continent. Investment of more than € 900 million here in the next two years will result not only in a body shop, paint shop and assembly line, but also in a new press shop. Starting in mid-2016, the successor generation of the successful SUV model, Audi Q5, will drive off the assembly lines.

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