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San José Chiapa (Mexico)

Audi México: aerial view

Only one year after its opening, the young Mexican Audi plant was among the most attractive employers in the country. 5,360 people work together on the San José Chiapa site, which measures 400 hectares (988.4 acres). 173,734 Q5 were locally manufactured here in 2018.

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  • 09/30/16

    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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  • 03/19/19

    Audi at the San José Chiapa site

    The ramp-up of the Audi México plant is complete. 173,734 locally produced Audi Q5* units came off the production line at the San José Chiapa site in 2018. The premium SUV has already won numerous accolades, including the “Golden Steering Wheel,” a prestigious German automotive award, in the “Large SUV” category. After just one year, the fledgling Audi plant is already one of the country’s most attractive employers – the latest ranking by Universum Global puts Audi México in fourth place, for example. The site shows its commitment to the region by being involved in numerous local projects. The economy of the entire region benefits from this development.

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  • 01/17/20

    Audi invests around EUR 100 million in charging infrastructure at own sites

    On its journey to becoming a provider of entirely CO2-neutral premium mobility, Audi is making excellent progress at its own sites. By the middle of 2022, the premium brand will equip one in ten parking spaces with a possibility to charge electric cars, most of which will be accessible to the public. This independent concept is the largest charging infrastructure project carried out by a German employer. The investment provides Audi with a head start in terms of setup and operation expertise for the hardware and software of such charging concepts while also allowing the company to pilot a new business area of mobility.
  • 03/11/19

    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

    “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.

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