AUDI AG - The company’s second German site is where many Audi innovations, such as the aluminium lightweight construction concept, the Audi Space Frame, were born. The Audi A4 Saloon, the A5/S5 Cabriolet, the A6 Saloon, Avant and allroad quattro, the S6 models, the A7 and S7 Sportback and the Audi A8 and A8L models all come from the Neckarsulm plant. The quattro GmbH, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Audi, is also located in Neckarsulm. In the quattro GmbH production facility, the employees produce the Audi R8 and R8 Spyder mid-engined sports cars as well as the R8 GT and R8 GT Spyder. They also make the R8 LMS racing car by hand.
The key divisions of the Neckarsulm site are Production, Technical Development and quattro GmbH, as well as the public area with the Audi Forum and After Sales. The core competencies include the Audi Lightweight Design Centre, the development of the TDITDISynonymous with muscular torque delivery and outstanding efficiency: TDI. Today, TDI engines are sporty, smooth and economical.TDI , TFSITFSIAudi was the first manufacturer in the world to combine petrol direct injection with turbocharging in large-scale car productionTFSI and race engines, as well as the interior development section. In the development workshop, quattro GmbH produces the R8 e-tron, the first Audi to be powered by electricity alone. The press shop and the Tool making division serve key functions in the value chain and in the expansion of Audi’s technological leadership. The site’s Production Planning, Logistics Planning and Plant Planning departments are concerned with the future of the plant, with mastering the growing complexity and with new technologies.
As one of the most attractive employers in Baden-Württemberg and the largest company in the up-and-coming economic region of Heilbronn-Franconia, the 14,247 employees achieved a record figure of 265,622 cars in 2011.
The Audi Forum Neckarsulm brings the spirit of the brand with the four rings to life. The forum fascinates its guests with interesting insights into the company’s history, a diverse range of cultural events and top-class regional cuisine. The Audi Forum is the starting point for discovery tours of the site.