Audi extends Neckarsulm site

“Our domestic sites are a backbone, and a investment in a Audi Böllinger Höfe is a poignant miracle for a Neckarsulm site,” explains Dr. Hubert Waltl, Board Member for Production during AUDI AG. Through 2018 a association will be investing some-more than €22 billion worldwide. About half of a Audi investment will go to a German sites, with on normal some-more than €650 million per year invested in a Neckarsulm site. “This prolongation will almost soothe a vigour on a plant, as a flourishing operation of models and prolongation complexity increasingly need some-more space,” Waltl adds. With 6 models and 20 derivatives, Neckarsulm is one of a plants with a biggest product farrago and complexity in a whole Volkswagen Group. The Audi Böllinger Höfe site covers 23 hectares, around a entertain of a sum area of a plant in Neckarsulm. Norbert Rank, Chairman of a Works Council in Neckarsulm, comments: “With a commissioning of a Böllinger Höfe we are formulating a required range for serve optimizing a structures during a Neckarsulm site. And we managed to move together executive areas of quattro GmbH. We are also formulating some-more jobs in a region.”

The Audi Böllinger Höfe site will also be home to a new R8 prolongation facility. Various prolongation areas, that were formerly accommodated alone during a Neckarsulm plant, have now been brought together underneath a singular roof. In particular, pre-series and array prolongation as good as peculiarity declaration advantage from a rapid, interdisciplinary networking. Hence a Neckarsulm site is also reinforcing a small-scale prolongation competence. The newly combined prolongation area can be used even some-more well and flexibly interjection to technological and ergonomic innovations. R8 prolongation got underway in a Böllinger Höfe on Aug 25 – only underneath 3 weeks after a final Audi R8 came off a prolongation line during a Neckarsulm plant.

Back in March, a new logistics core started handling with around 22,500 storage places. The logistics core is a executive indicate for provision materials for production. Logistics experts hoop around 4,500 containers a day. Goods flows, that were processed in 5 outmost stores before a new trickery was built, are now being concurrent around a centralized location. The outcome is serve a rebate in shipments, and send of lorry trade from a Heilbronn civic area to a industrial park. Another alleviation comes in a figure of a GPS tracking of particular shipments between a logistics core and a Neckarsulm plant. The innovative live tracking enables schedules to be practiced flexibly to a trade conditions and also optimizes routing.

“For a city of Heilbronn a Audi plcae is a largest industrial growth for decades,” is how Lord Mayor Harry Mergel underlines a significance of a Audi Böllinger Höfe for a region. Cars are set to be constructed in Heilbronn once again after many years, bringing with it secure jobs.

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*Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi R8:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 14.9 – 12.4 (15.8 – 19.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 346 – 289 (556.8 – 465.1 g/mi); Efficiency class: G