AUDI AG has been producing automobiles at its site in Aurangabad in the Indian federal state of Maharashtra since September 2007. The Audi A3 Sedan, Audi A4 Sedan, Audi A6 Sedan and the Audi Q3, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 are produced at the plant of Skoda Auto India Private Limited (SAIPL).
In entering the market and building cars locally in India, Audi is making a long-term investment in one of the most promising car markets in the world. In the spring of 2007, an independent sales company was founded that coordinates the business activities of Audi in the Indian market.
The entire production concept in Aurangabad is closely based on the small-series production of the Audi R8 sports car in Neckarsulm. The Indian employees first pass through comprehensive training courses at the Neckarsulm plant before they take up their demanding tasks in Aurangabad. Production takes place on four separate assembly lines-one for the Audi A4 and the Audi Q5, one for the Audi A6, and in a separate production hall, one line for the Audi Q7 and another for the Audi A3 together with the Audi Q3.
The material for the individual assembly cycles is provided in so-called “shopping baskets.” In a so-called “supermarket,” the logistics employees select the parts that are to be fitted to a certain car and place them into the shopping basket. The employees on the assembly line take the material for the current automobile out of the basket. This means that the employees do not have to leave their working area to fetch the required parts.
When the individual parts are installed in one of the Audi models in Aurangabad, they have a long journey behind them. They are first transported by train from the European production sites to the port in Hamburg, Bremerhaven or Antwerp. From there, the individual parts are transported by ship through the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal to the port of Nhava Sheva in Mumbai-covering a distance of about 11,000 kilometers (6,835 miles). They are transported the last 480 kilometers (298 miles) from Mumbai to Aurangabad by truck. With the development of the Indian market, Audi is continuing its success story and growth trend, and is investing in an automobile market with very high potential.
As well as producing Audi automobiles, Audi is continuously expanding its sales activities and the structure of its dealer network in the Indian market.
Aurangabad is in the State of Maharashtra, in the west of India, and has a population of almost 1.2 million.
||Owned by Skoda Auto India Private Limited (SAIPL)
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|Models||Audi A3 Sedan, Audi A4 Sedan, Audi A6 Sedan, Audi Q3, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7