06 May '13, 8am

Audi begins construction of first North American plant

Audi begins construction of first North American plant 6 May 2013 Audi has begun construction on a more than €900-million plant, comprising a press shop, body shop and assembly line in San José Chiapa, Mexico—the company’s first plant in North America. Starting in mid-2016, the plant will produce the successor generation of the successful Audi Q5 SUV. Audi’s current production sites include the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm; Brussels (Belgium); Győr (Hungary); Bratislava (Slovakia); Changchun (China); Aurangabad (India); Martorell (Spain); and Jakarta (Indonesia). By setting up a new car plant in North America, we are establishing a presence on another continent that is very important to us. In this way, we are strengthening our international competitiveness and consistently pursuing the Audi growth strategy. —Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/05/audi-20130506.html

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