Five years of Audi Brussels
Brussels, June 8, 2012 – Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo joined Frank Dreves, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Production and Chairman of the Audi Brussels Board of Administration, and Gerhard Schneider, General Director of Audi Brussels, for a tour of the tradition-laden plant to celebrate five years of Audi Brussels. Acquired by Audi in May 2007, the plant has been gradually modernized. Audi has so far invested €410 million in the site, where more than 400,000 cars have rolled off the assembly lines in the last five years. The anniversary celebration also provided the setting for the official start of production of the Audi A1 quattro. The model is the third A1 derivative and limited to 333 units. In addition, the Ministers of Education of the two language communities signed the contracts for the “Dual Track” training program. A pilot project will see two selected technical schools in Belgium offer this form of training beginning in September of this year.
Frank Dreves (left), Audi Board Member for Production and Chairman of the Audi Brussels Board of Administration, Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, and Gerhard Schneider, General Director of Audi Brussels (right), celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Belgian Audi site.