Audi plans further expansion in production in 2011
In the past year, the carmaker has increased production by 23.4% compared with 2009 to a total of 1,148,791 cars. This is the greatest number of cars ever built in a single year in the company’s history.
Production will continue to be expanded in 2011 and the carmaker has a total of 13 production starts planned, including the Audi Q3 in Martorell (Spain), and the new Audi A6 in Neckarsulm (Germany). Audi will begin a plant expansion this year in Győr (Hungary) for another A3 derivative. In addition, a decision should be reached by 2015 regarding possible production capacities in the United States.
'We are proud that we, along with our dedicated team and our effective Audi Production System (APS), have so successfully met the challenges of 2010,' said Frank Dreves, Member of the Board of Management for Production at Audi AG. 'Our production figures are higher than ever before at our German sites in Ingolstadt und Neckarsulm. This sets a good foundation for us to tackle the upcoming challenges that are part of our growth strategy,' Mr Dreves continued.