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Audi has produced the Audi A1 family exclusively in Brussels, the European capital, since 2010. In 2016, 105,252 automobiles drove off the production line there. With the plant in Brussels, Audi is the only automobile manufacturer with a production facility in the heart of Europe.

Brussels in detail

 

Important role within the Audi Group: when volume production of the Audi A1 started in May 2010, the Brussels plant assumed the lead role in building its very own model – the first time the plant had done so in over 60 years in existence. In November 2011, production of the Audi A1 Sportback began at the plant. Since June 2011, Audi Brussels has offered factory tours which give visitors the opportunity to experience production of the Audi A1 at close quarters.

 

Overview

Sustainability and environmental protection

 

At Audi, environmental protection is part of the corporate strategy. This applies to technology as well as to the manufacturing process. At the Audi site in Brussels, environmental standards are in place at the highest levels. In 2013, the Brussels region selected the plant as an “eco- dynamic company” – a regional environmental certification that is awarded every three years. Audi Brussels was awarded the highest rating of three stars. Since 2001, the Brussels site has also been certified according to the environmental audit of the European Commission (EMAS: Eco Management and Audit Scheme). In 2013, Audi Brussels installed a photovoltaic system with a total area of 37,000 square meters (398,000 sq. ft.) at the plant site. This means that Audi Brussels operates the biggest photovoltaic system in Brussels, reducing CO2 emissions by 14,230 tons each year.

Audi Brussels has received several awards as the most environmentally friendly company in the Brussels region. Audi Brussels operates the largest photovoltaic system in the region of the capital city, and in 2015 invested in a new energy-saving paint pre-treatment process. Audi Brussels is the first plant within the Audi Group to invest in an energy-saving system like this for the paint shop.

Impressions

 

Key figures

 

The new Audi Brussels plant is located in the south-west of the capital city’s region, which has a population of around one million. The production plant, including body shop, paint shop and assembly line, covers a site of 540,000 square metres. More than 2,500 employees build the Audi A1, Audi A1 Sportback, Audi S1 and Audi S1 Sportback to a superlative standard of quality.

The Brussels plant in figures

Site AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V., Brussels
Established 1949
Employees (2016)
2,525
Models Audi A1, Audi A1 Sportback, Audi S1, Audi S1 Sportback
Production (2016)
105,252 automobiles