Audi TT Production
Györ, the Hungarian city on the Danube, is an ideal location for the
manufacturing of high-tech engines and cars. Its merits lie not merely in
the high availability of skilled workers and highly qualified university
AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft., a fully owned subsidiary of AUDI AG, builds over
1.9 million engines there each year, and assembles the Audi TT model range
and the A3 Cabriolet, among other vehicles, in tandem with the Ingolstadt
plant. Audi Hungaria is the principal engine supplier of the Audi and
Volkswagen Groups, one of Hungary's highest revenue enterprises and also
one of the country's biggest exporters.
ENGINE MANUFACTURING - Engine production (pre-series) started as long ago
as the end of 1993. The engine production plant in Györ, Hungary, was
inaugurated in October 1994. With this move, Audi not only safeguarded its
international competitiveness, it also created a strategic base in Hungary
that is gaining increasingly in importance. Györ now produces almost the
entire range of Audi engines. Some 400 different versions of basic engines
are built there: four, six, eight, ten and twelve-cylinder engines
featuring both TDITDISynonymous with muscular torque delivery and
outstanding efficiency: TDI. Today, TDI engines are sporty, smooth and
economical.TDI and FSIFSIGetting more out of every drop of petrol.FSI
technology. The ten millionth engine was completed there in June 2005.
Volume production of the new four-cylinder common rail engines started in
VEHICLE ASSEMBLY - Assembly of the Audi TT models at Györ commenced in
April 1998. The first second-generation Audi TT Coupé left the Audi
Hungaria production line in April 2006, and was followed by the first TT
Roadster of the same generation in that November. The bodyshells, which
have already been painted in Germany, are brought by train from Ingolstadt
to Györ, where they are delivered to the assembly hall. By the end of
2007, 382,445 Audi TT Coupé and TT Roadster cars as well as 216 of the new
Audi A3 Cabriolet had been assembled in partnership with the Ingolstadt
plant. Audi has systematically realised a new, process-oriented production
concept at the plant -- with short distances and fast, direct flows, from
the delivery of parts to the transportation of the assembled cars.
AUDI AG Neckarsulm plant / Audi A7 Sportback Production
http://www.eurocarnews.com - Audi AG - Neckarsulm is one of the VW and
Audi sites with the greatest variety of products. The manufacturing
facilities at this site comprise a new press shop, one aluminum-and-steel
and two pure aluminum body shops, a paint shop and multiple assembly lines.
The Audi A4 Sedan, the Audi A5 Cabriolet, the S5 Cabriolet, the Audi A6, A6
Avant, A6 allroad, RS6 and the Audi R8 were built here in 2010. The Audi R8
Spyder, Audi A7, Audi A8 and A8L all celebrated their start of production.
The new Audi A6 Sedan started production with the change of year.
As the variety and complexity increases, it becomes increasingly essential
to optimize the logistics of the material flows. A new automated warehouse
for small load carriers was constructed at the cost of around €35
million. In addition, a new logistics concept that includes optimization of
the complete process, ergonomic and as-needed provision of materials and
process optimization through the greater involvement of vendors was
implemented for the Audi A8.
New in the production of the Audi A8 is the intelligent material mix of
various aluminum alloys, high-strength steels and there are therefore also
new joining technologies in body construction. Body weight has been further
reduced versus the previous model; body rigidity has increased by 25
percent and lightweight quality has improved by 20 percent. The greatest
challenge in terms of assembly was the highly complex electronics and the
stringent requirements for a feeling of perfection in the interior on the
level of hand craftsmanship.
Audi Hungaria Motor Kft / Production - Gyor Hungary
http://www.eurocarnews.com - Audi AG - Engine production in Győr already
began in late 1993 with pre-series production. The engine plant was
officially opened in October 1994. In opening this plant, Audi not only
safeguarded its international competitiveness, it also created a strategic
base in Hungary that increasingly gained in importance. Győr now produces
almost the entire range of Audi engines.
Engine production started with the four-cylinder five-valve engine with a
displacement of 1.8 liters, in both naturally aspirated and turbo versions. V6 engines with a displacement of
2.4, 2.7, 2.8, 3.0 and 3.2 liters have also been built at Győr since 1998.
The volume production of 4.2-liter eight-cylinder engines was started at
the end of 1997. By this time, diesel engines with pump-injector technology
were also produced at the Győr site.
The product range was expanded in 2002 with a new generation of engines
featuring FSI gasoline direct injection; the connecting rod production line
for four-cylinder diesel engines began operation two years later. In April
2006, Audi Hungaria brought a particularly powerful engine onto the market
-- the 5.2-liter ten-cylinder gasoline engine with FSI technology. Another
milestone followed that same year: The company presented the Audi Valvelift
System -- a future-oriented, highly efficient and at the same time
surprisingly simple valve-control technology.