All Audi articles – Page 3

  • Thomas Faustmann

    Faustmann leads Pre-Series Center, Audi


    Germany – As head of the facility since April, Thomas Faustmann now oversees the building of concept cars, prototypes and pre-series vehicles. He has served the Volkswagen Group since 1991. Faustmann first worked in Germany, starting as a production planner at VW Salzgitter before moving to Wolfsburg the following year ...

  • A8, Audi Neckarsulm

    Audi Neckarsulm starts A8 production


    Germany – The carmaker invested in additional body construction and assembly facilities for the new model, strengthening the ability of the plant to make large sedans. Completion of the upgrade took 17 months from groundbreaking. According to Audi, the new bodyshop was a particular planning challenge. A roof was ...

  • Albert Mayer

    Mayer heads up Audi Ingolstadt


    Germany – Taking over earlier this month, Albert Mayer is now plant director, responsible for all production and site-specific issues such as logistics, environmental protection and security. He has served Audi since 1979. Mayer first worked as a clerk in the assembly and paintshop inspection department at Audi Ingolstadt. In ...

  • Jörg Spindler

    Spindler given the keys to Audi Toolmaking


    Germany – Since the start of the month, Jörg Spindler has headed up the Toolmaking division at the brand. In total, he is responsible for this function at Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, Germany; Győr, Hungary; Audi Tooling Barcelona (ATB) at Martorell, Spain; and Audi Tooling China (ATC) in Beijing. Spindler ...

  • Michael Breme

    Breme takes top production role at Audi


    Germany – As head of Production and Plant Planning, he is now responsible for all manufacturing planning for vehicle projects across the brand, plus the implementation of plant structures at Audi sites worldwide. His appointment became effective this month. Breme started with Audi as a planner for Substructure / Structure ...

  • Audi develops a new generation of tools

    Audi develops lightweight tooling


    Germany – The company’s tooling specialists have developed a new generation of tools that they say are up to 20% lighter and 10% more stable than the previous generation. Now being used in the press shop at Ingolstadt, the new tools feature a composite construction consisting of cast iron, aluminium ...

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    Audi tests ‘medical’ gloves in assembly


    Germany – The ‘production orthoses’, which are claimed to reduce pressure stress by more than 50%, are being trialled at Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm in Germany, Brussels in Belgium and Győr in Hungary. Audi plans to introduce the gloves to series production later this year. Audi says its car-door assembly ...

  • Hybrid train, Audi Ingoldtadt

    Audi Ingolstadt debuts hybrid trains


    Germany – The 1,000hp, plug-in locomotives from Alstom will replace conventional versions for the transportation of components and finished vehicles. The move will help the plant to become quieter, cleaner and more efficient, says Audi. The OEM’s Ingolstadt site includes 18km of railways and employs 17 locomotive drivers. Fifteen ...

  • Audi Curitiba

    Audi starts South American production


    Brazil – The factory at Curitiba, Paraná state, is not only the newest of 13 sites in the Audi production network but the OEM’s first in South America. The plant is now making the A3 sedan and will soon add the Q3. The A3 sedan 1.4 TFSI Flex is ...

  • Dietmar Voggenreiter

    Seat and Audi appointments announced


    Germany – Luca de Meo will take over as CEO at Seat and Dietmar Voggenreiter will replace him as board of management member for Sales and Marketing at Audi. The appointments will be effective from November 1. Described by Audi chairman Rupert Stadler as “the voice of our Italian ...

  • 2016 Audi A3 Sportback etron

    Audi to develop battery for all-electric SUV


    Germany – The new technology, based on cell modules from LG Chem and Samsung SDI, will give the vehicle a range of more than 500km, according to the OEM. Audi’s two partners will make investments to supply the Ingolstadt-based vehicle manufacturer from their European plants. “Together with our South ...

  • Audi San Jose Chiapa

    Audi to hold Mexican supplier event


    Mexico – The vehicle-maker has invited more than 200 people from across North America to attend its first Supplier Day at its new plant in San José Chiapa. The event on August 20 will enable businesses wishing to work with Audi at this location to demonstrate their expertise. Here ...

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    Audible progress


    With sales, revenue and production investments all on the increase, Audi is really making some noise Production sites in this article: Ingolstadt , Germany Muenchsmuenster , Germany Neckarsulm , Germany Martorell, Spain Brussels, Belgium Gyor, Hungary Bratislava, Slovakia Changchun, China Foshan, China San Jos é Chiapa, Mexico S ão José ...

  • Smart factory, Audi

    Audi progresses smart factory concept


    Germany – The OEM says it has already implemented some intelligent production processes but will introduce further innovations in the coming years. Audi’s vision for the future, discussed at its recent annual shareholders meeting, encompasses collaborative robots, 3D printing and cars driven from the assembly line in piloted mode. ...

  • GFRP spring (L) and steel spring (R), Audi

    Audi to use polymer suspension springs


    UK – The glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) springs, which have been developed in collaboration with an Italian supplier, offer weight-savings of 40% compared with steel and will be implemented on an executive Audi model by the end of the year. The core of the springs consists of long glass fibres ...

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    Audi plans investment programme of over €20 billion


    Germany – The company says its extensive investment programme (between 2014 – 2018), will be directed at new models, innovations and the expansion of its worldwide production network. German sites will benefit with more than half of the planned investment going to the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm sites. At the ...

  • Audi and TU Dresden

    Audi teams up with TU Dresden


    Germany – The two organisations entered into the strategic partnership “with the goal of making further progress with technical innovations” in areas such as lightweight construction and manufacturing technology. The research will take place at the Technical University of Dresden. As a result of prior co-operation, four doctoral students are ...

  • Audi A3 Sportback bodyshop

    Audi plans €20 billion investment programme


    Germany – The OEM says its extensive scheme, to run between 2014 and 2018, will be directed at new models, innovations and the expansion of its worldwide production network. German sites will benefit, with more than half of the planned investment going to the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm sites. At ...

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    Panopa inaugura centro logístico Audi na Hungria


    A divisão de Panopa Logistik na Hungria abriu oficialmente um centro de 75 mil metros quadrados, de otimização de logística que atua com serviços para a fábrica da Audi em Györ. O investimento total é estimado em entre €30-35m. Em uma cerimônia oficial de abertura, realizada esta semana, Rudiger Bu?, ...

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    Panopa открывает логистический центр Audi в Венгрии


    Венгерское подразделение Panopa Logistik официально открыло логистический центр оптимизации для завода Audi в Дьере площадью 75 тысяч кв.метров. Panopa Logistik Magyar handles отвечает за транспортные и логистические услуги для Audi Венгрия. Компоненты доставляются на основе принципа "точно в срок" на завод, который производит версии Coupe и Roadster Audi TT ...