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San José Chiapa

On 30 September 2016, Audi opened the 12th plant in the Audi production network in San José Chiapa, Mexico. The Audi Q5 premium SUV will be produced at this 400 hectare site. At 2,400 metres above sea level, the most modern Audi production facility is also the company’s highest location. The plant boasts an annual production capacity of 150,000 Audi Q5 models.

San José Chiapa in detail


An annual production capacity of 150,000 Audi Q5 models is planned for the new Audi plant. At the start of production, local sources account for more than 65 percent of the added value at Audi México, and this figure is set to rise even further in the medium term.
Audi México puts it trust in smart logistics. The plant is equipped with RFID (radio frequency identification) antennas which facilitate flexible coordination between production and the supply chains. Audi México is the first plant in the entire Volkswagen Group to use this technology for the entire material and container flow. The new plant has been constructed in accordance with the valid Audi standards – and this also applies to sustainability and environmental protection. The plant has been planned with a clear focus on environmental protection. For example, as in the other Audi Group plants, a mechanical, chemical and biological industrial water treatment system has been installed, thus making the factory wastewater-neutral. The same principle also applies to CO2 emissions from production (CO2 neutrality). Environmental protection guidelines correspond to those of AUDI AG.

Key figures

Site Audi México S.A. de C.V., San José Chiapa
Employees (2017)
Audi Q5
Production (2017)
158,543 cars