Neckarsulm is one of the Volkswagen and Audi sites with the greatest variety of products. The manufacturing facilities at this site comprise a new press shop, one aluminum-and-steel and two pure aluminum body shops, a paint shop and multiple assembly lines.
The Neckarsulm site also fulfils a mentoring function for international production sites, such as Changchun and Foshan, China; Aurangabad, India; and Lamborghini in Italy. The support provided ranges from technical dialogue to the assignment of employees to these sites. There is also a regular and intense flow of information between Neckarsulm and the site in Györ, Hungary.
Powered by renewable energy, the “Green Train” has been transporting all new cars from the Audi site in Neckarsulm to the North Sea loading port of Emden, 693 kilometers (430.61 miles) clear across Germany, with zero net CO2 emissions since September. This represents a savings of 38 kg (83.78 lb) per car or roughly 3,420 metric tons of CO2 per year.
The Audi A6/A7 assembly plant was completely reconfigured in late 2012, a key step in the Audi growth strategy. The 450-meter (1476.38 feet) conveyor line was completely dismantled and replaced by a modern electric-powered overhead track, which now transports the bodies. The reconfiguration improves workplace ergonomics, optimizes the production flow and allows flexible assembly speeds.