The Status After Three Months: Audi’s Momentum Was Strong In The First Quarter of 2021

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60601"] source: Audi AG Sales revenue €14.1 billion, operating profit €1.4 billion, operating return on sales 10.0 percent, profits before tax €1.7 billion Strong performance partly thanks to special items: net cash flow €3.1 billion First quarter of 2021 was characterized especially by strong demand, positive price and mix effects, and positive valuation effects in ensuring raw materials supply Audi accelerates e-mobilit...

Four World Premieres and PPE Technology – Audi at Auto Shanghai 2021

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60119"] source: Audi AG Audi shares a stand at the fair with FAW and SAIC for the first time Consistent continuation of the electric offensive in China Audi CEO Markus Duesmann: “Setting a new course for Audi in China” For the first time the presentation of AUDI AG at Auto Shanghai 2021 is taking place with two partners at a shared trade-fair stand. Audi and its Chinese partner companies FAW and SAIC are showing no fewer than four world ...

Audi Ends 2020 with the Most Successful Quarter in the Company’s History

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57128"] source: Audi AG Over 500,000 cars delivered between October and December A total of 1.69 million delivered worldwide in a challenging year New best figures in China: 727,358 cars (+5,4%) Hildegard Wortmann, Board Member for Sales and Marketing: “We aim for further growth in 2021” AUDI AG ended 2020 with the most successful quarter-year in the company’s history for cars delivered: between October and December the company supplie...

On Track: Audi Group Achieves Breakeven Thanks To Strong Third Quarter

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54685"] source: Audi AG Strong third quarter: deliveries and revenue up year-on-year, operating profit clearly positive First nine months: 1.2 million Audi brand vehicles delivered, revenue of €33.3 billion, operating profit before special items of €221 million and operating return on sales before special items of 0.7 percent Net cash flow of €3.8 billion significantly above high prior-year figure despite corona crisis, partially ...

Audi Electrifies FC Bayern Munich

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52897"] source: Audi AG Champions League winners start driving Audi e-tron2 Car handover and Audi driving experience in Munich Audi Board Member for Sales and Marketing Wortmann: “Together with FC Bayern we live ‘Vorsprung’ and are sending a message in line with our path toward an electric future.” Enabled by the partnership with Audi: FC Bayern Munich is the first international football club to drive using electric power. The s...

Audi Group in First Half of 2020: Effects of Corona Pandemic Still Very Significant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50040"] source: Audi AG Deliveries to customers: stabilization in the markets Continuing along the electrification course: Audi e-tron is world market leader for all-electric vehicles from German premium manufacturers Audi Group: €20,476 million revenue, €643 million operating loss before special items, operating return on sales before special items of minus 3.1 percent Net cash flow of €1,953 million mainly due to sales...

Audi Uses Drones to Locate Vehicles at Neckarsulm Site

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49941"] source: Audi AG Drone flies over parked vehicles autonomously Exact vehicle locating with drone, GPS, and RFID technology Project manager Steffen Conrad: “The fast locating of the vehicles creates even higher process quality and is a further stepping stone on the path to digital production.” Audi is using a specially developed drone system to locate vehicles that are ready for dispatch at the Neckarsulm site. ...

Audi Realigns Its Technical Development Division

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48646"] source: Audi AG CEO Markus Duesmann takes over additional Board of Management responsibility for Technical Development Chairman of the Supervisory Board Herbert Diess: “We thank Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler for 34 years of successful work at the Volkswagen Group.” Chairman of the General Works Council Peter Mosch: “The next steps are a matter for the boss: accelerating processes and modernizing structures in an employee-f...

Britta Seeger Meets Hildegard Wortmann: A Conversation About Driving Fun, Emancipation, and Strategy

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47936"] source: Mercedes-Benz.com From: DRIVE, Stuttgarter Zeitung Supplement, May/June 2020. Interview: Mirella Sidro. Photos: Philipp Mueller. As members of the management board of Daimler AG and Audi AG, Britta Seeger and Hildegard Wortmann represent the growing number of female managers who are putting their stamp on the auto industry. A conversation about driving fun, emancipation and strategy. DRIVE : Ms Seeger, Ms Wortmann, what was yo...

Audi museum mobile at Audi Forum Ingolstadt Has Reopened

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47575"] words: Bill, photos: Audi AG, mlmomentum The restart of production at Ingolstadt isn't the only facility opening there...Audi AG recently announced that the Audi museum mobile is now open for visits. This is a fascinating museum for the Audi enthusiast and should be on your list if you ever make it to Ingolstadt. Packed full of iconic race cars, concepts, and vehicles, the museum mobile is more than an art museum; it's a walk throug...

Corona Pandemic: AUDI AG Takes Stock After Difficult First Quarter

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="28211"] source: Audi AG Volumes and key financials significantly impacted by regulatory and economic consequences of corona crisis Lockdowns and closed dealerships worldwide: Audi delivered 352,993 cars to customers in a difficult first quarter Revenue of €12.5 billion, operating return on sales of 0.1 percent Net cash flow of approximately €1 billion, net liquidity of €18.8 billion CFO Arno Antlitz: “Audi is in a ro...

Elegant – Efficient – Evolutionary: The New Audi A3 Sedan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46263"] source: Audi AG Design with a focus on the extended lateral line and coupé-like roof TDI and TFSI engines with high efficiency and strong performance Digital cockpit and touch display as standard, multitude of connect services The second generation of an Audi success story is here – the A3 Sedan. The compact four-door model is digitally and fully connected – from the infotainment through to the assist systems. Beneath the elegan...

Audi Production Gradually Restarts in Europe

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46036"] source: Audi AG The Audi plants in Europe will slowly return to normality by the end of the month Board of Management Member for Production Peter Kössler: “The focus is on a safe working environment” General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch: “Numerous measures are being taken to ensure that the employees’ health is protected” Audi will gradually initiate the restart of production at its plants in Europe during the coming...

Video of the Day(s): A Virtual Factory Tour of Ingolstadt

  [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45074"] words: Bill, source: Audi AG Who here has never been to Ingolstadt *raises hand*? Wait...I'm the only one? Ok well I guess I'll watch this stream myself. Audi knows that we are all cooped up so they are trying to alleviate our boredom through a coloring book, tech talks, a 4-hour tour of the Australian countryside and now a virtual tour of Ingolstadt. If you are interested, you will have to book an interactive tour onl...

Financial Year 2019: Audi AG Achieves Its Financial Targets and Sets a Course for Long-Term Competitiveness

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44216"] source: Audi AG CEO Bram Schot: “Exceptional situation due to corona: we are focusing on protecting our employees, contractors and guests and making the right business decisions in this volatile environment.” In a difficult environment, Audi achieves its financial targets for 2019 Operating profit of €4.5 billion; 8.1 percent operating return on sales is within forecast corridor for 2019 Net cash flow slightly above...

Volkswagen AG Plans to Take Over All Audi Shares and to Place Audi at the Head of Volkswagen Group Development

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="25295"] source: Audi AG Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG: “We are pooling our strengths for a competitive positioning. With Markus Duesmann, Audi will take the lead for research & development at the Volkswagen Group” Audi CEO Bram Schot: “The new structure will strengthen Audi’s role within the Volkswagen Group” Peter Mosch, Deputy ...

Virtual Training and Intelligent Algorithms: Audi Is Counting on “Smart Logistics”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43450"] source: Audi AG Digital technologies are increasingly simplifying international logistics Experts with extensive IT skills are in high demand Shelves that label themselves, cooperation in virtual spaces, and high-performance computers that make autonomous decisions: In the Supply Chain department at Audi, this is no longer a future vision - as is demonstrated by selected examples at different production sites. The company teste...

Where Innovation Happens: Experts Discuss Ideas For Future Mobility At The MQ! Innovation Summit In Beijing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39724"] source: Audi AG MQ! Innovation Summit for the first time in China Gaby-Luise Wüst, President of Audi China: “The future is being made in China” Innovative ideas and future mobility solutions elaborated in 13 workspaces Under the motto #neverstopquestioning, Audi has gathered pioneers, visionaries and technical experts from all over the world in Beijing for the third MQ! Innovation Summit. The core question r...

Audi Increases Upfront Expenditure For Electric Mobility

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39507"] source: Audi AG Consistently electric: plans for upfront expenditure totaling approximately €37 billion by 2024, thereof about €12 billion solely for electric mobility CFO Seitz: “The planning round supports our course of accelerated electrification.” Audi Transformation Plan has freed up more than €4 billion since it was started Fundamental agreement on Audi.Zukunft has positive implications for long-term competitiveness ...

Audi Concludes Fundamental Agreement With Works Council On Economic And Forward-Looking Realignment

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39509"] source: Audi AG Platform-oriented allocation of models to plants and optimized plant capacities to make German sites sustainably fit for the future Job guarantee for AUDI AG employees agreed upon for the next decade Positive impact on earnings totaling around 6 billion euros until 2029 A new era is dawning. Audi is taking sustained action for greater economy, flexibility and secure jobs. The Board of Management a...