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Many typical Audi innovations first saw the light of day at the company’s second German plant. The assembly lines in Neckarsulm currently produce the A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8 model series. Audi Sport GmbH, which is also based here, produces the Audi R8 and the brand’s sporty RS models. The Audi Forum Neckarsulm offers its visitors a fascinating automotive experience.

Neckarsulm in detail


Car manufacturing in the region at the confluence of the Neckar and Sulm rivers dates back more than a century. The company that prompted the emergence of this industry was NSU. Starting out as the knitting machinery manufacturer Neckarsulmer Strickmaschinenfabrik, it merged with Auto Union GmbH in 1969. Audi NSU AUTO UNION AG changed its name to AUDI AG in 1985 and transferred its registered office to Ingolstadt.



Sustainability and environmental protection


Since 1995, the Neckarsulm site has regularly been certified in accordance with the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) of the European Union, and it was once again certified in 2015. A key factor for certification is that evidence is provided of compliance with applicable law and of continual improvements in environmental protection. The Audi site in Neckarsulm therefore searches for new solutions in many areas, for example to reduce energy consumption, CO2, dust and solvent emissions, and to increase waste recycling while minimizing total waste. By 2020, the site’s CO2 emissions are to be reduced by 40 percent compared with 2010. An important step in this direction is that 40 percent of the electrical energy used in 2014 was regenerative.

Audi Forum Neckarsulm


The Audi Forum Neckarsulm looks back on a successful year 2016: With more than 230,000 guests during the year, the number of visitors since it was opened in 2005 climbed to more than 2.4 million. The history of the Neckarsulm site can be experienced at the Audi Forum. It is the place where up to 150 customers pick up their new Audi each day. The Audi Exclusive Studio offers a wide range of inspiring possibilities for automobile customization and individualization. The brand and experience world offers a diverse framework for readings, concerts, meetings and conferences – from classical to pop, from business to pleasure. In 2016, 13 cultural events were held at the Audi Forum. A visit also has a lot to offer on the culinary side: The Nuvolari restaurant is available for relaxed enjoyment.



Key figures


The Audi Neckarsulm site is one of the most attractive employers in Baden-Württemberg and the largest employer in the burgeoning Heilbronn-Franconia economic region. The town, which takes its name from the Neckar and Sulm rivers, has a population of around 26,600 and provides over 35,900 jobs.

Forward-looking company: AUDI AG also brings a large number of apprenticeships into the region. Audi employed a total workforce of 16,703 at the Neckarsulm plant as at 31 December 2016.

The Neckarsulm plant in figures

Site AUDI AG, Neckarsulm
1873 in Riedlingen (from 1880 in Neckarsulm)
Employees (2017)
Models Audi A4 Sedan, Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet, Audi A6 Sedan and Avant, Audi A6 allroad quattro, Audi S6 Sedan and Avant, RS 6 Avant and RS 6 Avant performance, Audi A7 Sportback, Audi S7 Sportback, Audi RS 7 Sportback, Audi RS 7 Sportback performance, Audi A8, Audi A8 L, Audi A8 L W12, Audi S8, Audi S8 plus, Audi R8 Coupé, Audi R8 Spyder
Production (2017)
193,016 automobiles (including CKD)