|April 10, 2006
Audi Hungaria: Engine Production at Record Levels
Audi Hungaria is boosting engine production with ever-increasing frequency: In recent weeks, up to 42,000 engines have come off the production line – every Monday to Sunday - at AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft in Györ (Hungary), a fully-owned subsidiary of AUDI AG. A total of 493,831 engines were built in the 1st quarter. This amounts to an increase of 24 per cent compared with the first three months of the previous year.
“This is a great success for Audi Hungaria and for AUDI AG. The positive trend is due to the optimum, customer-oriented model mix as well as continuously-optimised processes”, declared Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board for Production at AUDI AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. “Productivity rose by 18 per cent in 2005. The continual increase in production volumes will secure jobs for a substantial workforce over the long term”, said Heizmann.
Audi Hungaria has had a very successful start to 2006. Engine production has been running at full speed for some weeks. A sizeable proportion of these powerplants are four-cylinder pump injector engines (46 per cent), four-cylinder petrol engines with turbocharger and FSI technology (14 per cent) and six-cylinder diesel engines with common rail technology (8 per cent). A wide range of petrol engines are built, from the 1.6 litre (75 kW/102 bhp) to the 4.2 litre (309 kW/420 bhp) unit. In future the V10 engine, with a displacement of 5.2 litres and an output of 320 kW/435 bhp for the Audi S6 and 331 kW/450 bhp for the S8, will round off the engine range. The diesel engines are built with a displacement of 1.9 litres (66 kW/90 bhp) through to 4.2 litres (240 kW/326 bhp). More than 350 engine variants of the 22 engine families are supplied worldwide for models of the Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda brands. In addition, 3,107 Audi TT Coupés and TT Roadsters were built in the 1st quarter. Preparations for the production start of the successor model are now in full swing.
AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft., a fully-owned subsidiary of AUDI AG based in Györ, has been one of the major engine suppliers to the Audi and Volkswagen Group for the past thirteen years. Furthermore, the Audi TT Coupé and TT Roadster sports cars are assembled in Györ. For years, Audi Hungaria has been Hungary’s biggest exporter and one of the highest-earning enterprises in the country. In 2005 1,693,609 engines were built (14 per cent more than in 2004). Additionally, 12,307 Audi TT Coupe and TT Roadster sports cars came off the assembly line.