Speech 20th festival of Audi Hungaria/ Start of Production Audi A3 Sedan

Posted on 12. Jun, 2013 by in Audi Canada

Prime Minister,

Economics Minister,

Representatives of a Hungarian Government,


Representatives of a Audi Supervisory Board,

Colleagues and Guests!

Üdvözlöm Önöket!

Welcome to a Audi site in Győr.

Welcome to a new vehicle plant!

We have managed it! We have over twin years of tough work behind us. Two years in that we have built an ultramodern vehicle plant subsequent to a world’s biggest engine factory. In total, we have invested some-more than 900 million euros in this expansion. As a result, this plant now covers a whole routine sequence – with a possess press shop, physique shop, paint emporium and public lines.

And to my colleagues, we would like to say: Now it’s adult to you! Fill these creatively finished prolongation halls with life! Build what people design of us: a best reward automobiles.

On a 20th festival of Audi Hungaria, we are giving a starting vigilance here in a press emporium today, for a initial finish vehicle prolongation in Hungary. You can already see a Audi A3 Sedan on a theatre in front of you. With this model, we are currently fixation a groundbreaking vehicle into Hungarian hands. The sedan will be a initial indication to be built in Győr from a rolls of steel image to a finish cars. we am gay that we are spending this mystic day with us. we am generally gratified that we too – Professor Piëch – together with your wife, are here currently to applaud with us. 20 years ago, we as a Group’s CEO co-approved a investiture of Audi Hungaria. You so laid a foundations for a success of Audi in Hungary. And a considerate acquire also to you, Professor Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of a Board of Management of a Volkswagen Group and Chairman of a Supervisory Board of AUDI AG. You have mostly visited Audi Hungaria in new years and months and – we trust we might contend so – returned home with some really good impressions.

Ladies and gentlemen,

20 years ago, Audi found a second home in Győr. As partial of a realignment of a brand, we stretched a indication operation during that time. We wanted to grow – and any ability enlargement was a help. Because a categorical plant in Ingolstadt had reached a limits, we had to gradually immigrate a engine production. We delicately examined where we would send it to. In fact, we reviewed 180 locations. We searched in a whole of Europe, until we finally found what we were looking for in Győr. This is where we found a ideal conditions. We founded a auxiliary Audi Hungaria, and as of Feb 18, 1993, we had a initial engine prolongation outward Germany. This resulted in a profitable cunning center, that has been flourishing fast given then: in terms not usually of capacity, though also of innovative strength. Today, Audi Hungaria produces scarcely twin million engines any year for a whole Volkswagen Group. In comparison: It was usually a tenth of that series in 1994.

Not usually a volume, though also a repertoire of a engine prolongation has increased.

We started during that time with usually one engine: a four-cylinder five-valve engine.

Meanwhile, we furnish scarcely a whole operation of Audi engines in Győr: from a four-cylinder to a twelve-cylinder – gasoline and diesel. But that’s not all: Since 1998, we have also been convention a Audi TT here for a universe market. More than 33,000 times a year, a employees here insert a mythological 4 rings to a reward automobile. With a new Audi A3 Sedan, we will strech a sum volume of some-more than 125,000 cars a year. Today, we are a second-largest association in Hungary and a world’s biggest engine producer. So we see: Audi Hungaria has achieved a critical position in a industry. In a past twenty years, this site has grown into a vital post of a Group’s whole family.  That success is also yours as Chief Executive, Mr. Faustmann. And it is also a success of any of a 9,000 employees during this site. My wholehearted interjection go out to all of you!

Ladies and gentlemen,

At present, we during Audi are faced with a plea identical to twenty years ago. You all know: We have desirous plans, we have vast targets and we wish to grow globally. Therefore, we recently instituted a biggest internationalization swell in a story of a vehicle production. We have a special concentration on twin regions:

The initial one is North America. For twin and a half years now, we have set one sales record after another there. We wish to offer this clever direct even improved in a future. The second one is Asia, with ongoing clever double-digit enlargement rates – above all China, where we are a leaders in a reward marketplace also in a twenty-fifth year of a participation there. In a other BRIC countries as well, there is really high direct for premiumautomobiles. That’s because we will now adopt a broader positioning. We are expanding a worldwide prolongation network to secure a clever rival position on a universe market. We are holding vast stairs to grasp this idea – here in Győr and during other locations around a world. Starting this year, we are regulating a Group’s accessible prolongation capacities in Kaluga, Russia. Towards a finish of a year, we will put a second Chinese plant into operation in Foshan in a south of a country. And usually a few weeks ago, we laid a substructure mill in San José Chiapa in Mexico for a initial plant on a North American continent.

The Audi A3 Sedan plays a essential purpose for a enlargement path. We are entering a biggest marketplace shred of compress sedans. We are producing for a universe market, and during a same time, we are pulling brazen with a enlargement of a enlargement markets in China and North America. In this development, we are giving Audi Hungaria good responsibility. We are resolutely convinced: This site is rarely innovative and efficient, it is a motorist of a growth. Of course, this requires strength and dedication. And due to a plant expansion, additional tasks have to be performed. That’s because we are expanding and formulating new jobs. We are recruiting 2,100 new employees during Audi Hungaria. We are scheming many of them for their destiny tasks by approach of a twin complement of operative and training. In a future, a sum of 15,000 people will acquire their vital directly or indirectly from this plant. We are serve sensitive internal mercantile enlargement and will continue to be a biggest financier in Hungary. At this point, we would like to appreciate a Hungarian government, that has done an critical grant to this venture. This nation perceived us with open arms twenty years ago. The people here have always believed in us and upheld a plans. Thank we really most for your trust!  Without you, Audi Hungaria would not have been possible.

Trust is a basement of a tolerable partnership: a partnership with Hungary that we will continue on a future. A few weeks ago, my Board of Management co-worker Dr. Dreves and we – Prime Minister Orbán – sealed a “strategic partnership agreement.”

In this way, we are promulgation out a clever signal. Together, we wish to continue auxiliary with comforts for preparation and training, and ancillary a areas of research, enlargement and innovation. Because usually in this approach can we entirely implement a potential. And usually in this approach can we rise a expertise, indispensable to be rival in a prolonged term. For us during Audi, a announced idea is to be a heading reward code by 2020. We are gripping a tighten eye on this target, that is resolutely anchored in a corporate strategy.

Ladies and gentlemen,

Our site Audi Hungaria will be a assisting palm for us on this journey. Prime Minister Orbán, we would like to demonstrate my interjection to we once again for your support.

And might we now palm over to you.

Thank you! Nagyon köszönöm!

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