As the biggest company in the prospering Heilbronn-Franken economic region, the Neckarsulm site of AUDI AG is also one of the most attractive employers in Baden-Württemberg. The city of Neckarsulm, named after the two rivers Neckar and Sulm, has approximately 26,600 inhabitants and provides 35,900 jobs. The Heilbronn-Franken region provides more than 367,500 jobs, with the automotive industry playing an important role. With more than 16,700 employees, Audi in Neckarsulm is the region’s biggest employer (as of December 31, 2016).
|Facts and figures|
|Established||1873 in Riedlingen (as of 1880 in Neckarsulm)|
|Production (as of December 31, 2016)|
Approx. 11 million square feet
|Models (as of December 31, 2016)|
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 Coupe, Audi R8 Spyder.
|Employees (as of December 31, 2016)|
Body development at Audi – innovation, quality and precision
Audi is writing a new chapter in its successful history of lightweight design. For the coming generation of the Audi A8, an intelligent mix of four materials will be used in the body structure for the first time – more than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design. A tradition that dates back to the year 1994, when the A8 with its aluminum unitary body in Audi Space Frame (ASF) design caused quite a sensation.
Works Council and Company secure future of Audi together
Target achieved: At the fourth works meeting of the year, the Audi Works Council joined the management in announcing the extension of job security until the end of 2025. The deal covers the entire workforce of AUDI AG. General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch and Audi CEO Rupert Stadler also announced that two all-electric SUV models are to be built at the Ingolstadt site from 2021.
Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: Space Frame with a unique mix of materials
Audi is writing a new chapter in its lightweight design success story. For the next generation of the Audi A8*, an intelligent mix of four materials is being used for the first time in the weight-bearing body structure – more materials than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design: Its low weight and impressive rigidity offer greater performance, efficiency and safety.