Review and outlook
Series production of the Audi A1* began in May 2010, production of the Audi A1 Sportback* started in November 2011, and in June 2012, the Audi A1 quattro joined the lineup. And the production of the Audi S1* began in February 2014.
Audi Brussels wants to assume a leading competitive position in terms of costs, productivity and quality, hence ensuring its success sustainably and in the long term. In the Letter of Intent (LOI) signed in 2007, the management and the unions together defined the underlying conditions for a flourishing partnership. An important component is the timebanking system that was introduced at Audi Brussels in 2010. Previously tested at the German Audi sites, the system offers the company and its more than 2,500 employees significantly greater flexibility while also securing jobs until 2016.
In 2012, the Dual Track Training program was launched as a pilot project at Audi Brussels in Belgium. Audi and two partner schools signed the partnership contracts during a ceremony attended by the Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Ministers for Education for the French and Flemish communities, Marie-Dominique Simonet and Pascal Smet.
The unique organizational form of the Pre-Series Center has proven successful. Opened on the plant premises in 2009, it links the Production and Technical Development areas and thus ensures the high quality of the Audi A1. This guarantees a smooth production process.
In 2013, more than 15,000 interested visitors got a closeup look at the production of the Audi A1. Audi Brussels has offered visitors the opportunity to tour the plant since June 2010. Plant tours are offered multiple times each day from Monday through Friday. Anyone interested in a tour can register via the online reservation system at www.audibrussels.com. Audi Brussels expects as many as 20,000 visitors per year in the future.
* The fuel consumption of all models available on the German market and named in this article are listed at the end of this document.