Hungary - The German OEM has started series production of electric motors at its facility in Győr. An expansion to the existing plant was made to house motor production, covering a space of 8,500 sq.m.

"Audi Hungaria has been involved in writing the growth story of the Four Rings for 25 years. Our Hungarian subsidiary is now entering a completely new field of expertise with the production of electric motors. This exclusive know‑how makes Győr into our main plant for electric motors and embodies our strategic transformation into a provider of sustainable mobility," stated Peter Kössler, board of management member for production and logistics at Audi.

A "modular assembly" technique has been deployed at the motor production facility. Essentially, the production equipment, robots and the bolting and measuring stations are fixed but not linked together by a linear band. Employees are free to move around to different stations, despite the fact that the motors do have a predefined assembly sequence. This could allow the facility to be more flexible as Audi's motor design evolves.

The company says it has invested a double digit million amount to set up the motor production facility. It currently has the ability to make 400 electric axle motors each day, though this figure will be gradually increased. Similarly, 100 people are employed at the facility, but this will rise to 130 by the end of the year.

Production of a new 1-litre petrol engine also recently started at the Győr plant. It now makes six different petrol engines and three diesel engines, with an annual output of almost two million units in total.