“Our domestic sites are our backbone, and the investment in the Audi Böllinger Höfe is a significant milestone for the Neckarsulm site,” said Board Member for Production at AUDI AG, Dr. Hubert Waltl. “This extension will substantially relieve the pressure on the plant, as the growing range of models and production complexity increasingly require more space.”
With six models and 20 derivatives, the Neckarsulm plant has perhaps the greatest product diversity and complexity of the entire Volkswagen Group.
“With the commissioning of the Böllinger Höfe we are creating the necessary scope for further optimizing the structures at the Neckarsulm site. And we managed to bring together central areas of Quattro GmbH. We are also creating more jobs in our region,” added the Chairman of the Works Council in Neckarsulm, Norbert Rank.
Back in March, the new logistics began its role supplying materials for production. Its processes have resulted in the reduction in shipments, and transfer of truck traffic from the Heilbronn urban area to the industrial park. In addition, GPS tracking of individual shipments between the logistics center and the Neckarsulm plant enables schedules to be adjusted flexibly to current traffic conditions and also optimizes routing.
With the next-generation R8 production ramping up (with plenty of speculation on Audi’s vision for the R8), it shows the unlimited possibilities Audi AG has in producing this modular supercar.