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Audi concludes elemental agreement with Works Council on mercantile and forward-looking realignment

Audi is consistently creation decisions that serve secure a company’s destiny viability. “With a Audi Transformation Plan, we have already anchored a successful module of measures. And with Audi.Zukunft, we are now also rebellious constructional issues in sequence to ready Audi for a hurdles ahead,” says Audi CEO Bram Schot. In a context of a mutation of a automotive attention towards electric mobility and digitalization, a association and a Works Council have concluded on critical new plans. “Both sides have proven that a concentration is on shortcoming for a destiny of a Four Rings and a employees,” says Schot. “Audi.Zukunft secures a tolerable growth. In times of upheaval, we are creation Audi some-more flexible and some-more efficient. This will boost capability and sustainably strengthen a competitiveness of a German plants.”

Employment pledge until 2029

The association is fluctuating a practice pledge for a workforce adult to a finish of 2029. Peter Mosch, Chairman of a General Works Council of AUDI AG: “We have reached an critical milestone: The jobs of a core workforce are secure! The prolongation of a practice pledge is a good success in formidable times. In addition, a arriving foundation of a Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm plants underscores a long-term success of both German sites. Important for a co‑workers: The Audi distinction pity stays during a high level.”

“Our employees are Audi’s many essential item and a pivotal to a successful change,” emphasizes Wendelin Göbel, Board of Management Member for Human Resources. For this reason, Audi is incompatible terminations for operational reasons until Dec 31, 2029. The association contingency turn gaunt and fit for a future, that means that some pursuit profiles will no longer be indispensable and new ones will be created. That is because Audi is investing evenly in future-oriented gift measures for a employees and so in a destiny of a dual sites in Germany. At a same time, a Works Council and a company’s government have concluded to cut adult to 9,500 jobs until 2025. This will take place along a demographic bend – in sold by worker turnover and a new, appealing early-retirement program. An homogeneous commission staff rebate will take place in management. Nonetheless, Audi will continue to partisan in a entrance years. The association skeleton to emanate adult to 2,000 new consultant positions in areas such as electric mobility and digitalization. Those appointments will be done on a element of inner before outmost candidates.

Audi is wakeful of a amicable and governmental responsibility. The association will continue to sight immature people in pivotal areas of a future. The series of apprentices and tyro trainees during a dual German sites will sojourn during a consistently high turn over a subsequent 3 years.

Production capacities, allocation of models to plants and foundation

A pivotal member of a agreement is to concede a mercantile and future-proof function of prolongation capacities. Annual plant ability will therefore be designed in Ingolstadt for 450,000 vehicles and in Neckarsulm for 225,000 vehicles, with production-optimized operation. A long-term destiny viewpoint is guaranteed by a electric models to be built during both plants in a future.

The Ingolstadt site is now scheming for a prolongation of reward electric vehicles. In Neckarsulm, a all-electric Audi e-tron GT will already expostulate off a public line as of 2020. The other prolongation lines will also be gradually versed for electric mobility. Rolf Klotz, Chairman of a Neckarsulm Works Council: “We see it as a management’s avocation to keep their promises. With long-term electrification, Audi.Zukunft is now formulating facts. We are so securing a destiny viability of a Neckarsulm plant.” An “Electrification Neckarsulm” account is being set adult privately for this purpose. By 2025, a sum of 300 million euros will upsurge into this account to secure a required construction measures for a prolongation of electric vehicles in Neckarsulm.

Audi profit-sharing and increasing retirement supplies

Audi employees will continue to advantage from a company’s success in a future. If Audi can build on a financial formula of prior years, normal distinction appearance will sojourn during a high turn of those years. If a Audi Group’s handling distinction is significantly aloft than in prior years, negotiations will be hold on a allowance of a increment. In addition, a association will urge a association grant devise from 2021 onwards and will commend additional grant supplies of adult to 50 million euros annually for this purpose.

Consistently essential

Audi’s destiny financial success is formed on dual pillars. The Audi Transformation Plan was successfully launched dual years ago and is approaching to giveaway adult approximately 15 billion euros for destiny projects adult to 2022. Concrete measures have already been identified for 80 percent of a program. With Audi.Zukunft, a association is now also addressing constructional issues. These initiatives will outcome in an amassed gain outcome of around 6 billion euros until 2029. “The decisions taken together with a employees are an critical and bold step for a long-term competitiveness and profitability of a Four Rings,” states Schot.