The entire production concept at Aurangabad is closely based on the small-scale production of the Audi R8* supercar in Neckarsulm. The Audi A6*, for example, is assembled from around 2,500 parts in eight work cycles lasting 45 minutes each. The Indian employees first undergo extensive training at the Neckarsulm plant before taking up their demanding work in Aurangabad. Production is performed on four separate assembly lines: one for the Audi A4* and the Audi Q5*; one for the Audi A6; and two more in a separate production hall for the Audi Q7* and the Audi Q3* respectively.
The materials for the individual assembly cycles are provided in so-called “shopping baskets.” The logistics employees pick out the parts to be installed in a specific car from a “supermarket” and place them in the shopping basket. The employees on the assembly line then take the materials for the car currently being assembled from the basket. This means that the employees no longer have to leave their work area to get the required parts.
* The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models mentioned in the text and of all models available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.