Press release

Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm, 2014-02-10

Audi arranges special shifts

  • 33 additional shifts to be worked at the German plants in January and February
  • Dr. Frank Dreves, Board of Management Member for Production: “We anticipate additional production in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm also in the coming months”
  • Board of Management Member for Human Resources: “High level of orders secures sustained employment.”

In the picture: Assembly of the Audi A3 Sportback, plant Ingolstadt.

AUDI AG has made a dynamic start to the new year: Strong demand for example for the Audi models A3, Q5 and A6, A7 and R8 has resulted in high levels of capacity utilization at the plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. In February alone, the automobile manufacturer has so far arranged ten special shifts in Ingolstadt and three in Neckarsulm. Another eight additional shifts are planned in Ingolstadt and two more in Neckarsulm this month.

Due to strong demand for the model series produced in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, Audi arranged for special shifts to be worked right at the beginning of the year. In January, there were nine special shifts at the plant in Ingolstadt and one additional shift in Neckarsulm.

Board of Management Member for Production Dr. Frank Dreves: “Our Audi models are very popular all over the world; our order books are full. This makes us confident that we will grow again this year as well. For the coming months, we anticipate ongoing good utilization of capacity and additional shifts at our two domestic plants in Germany.”

“The plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm are important pillars of our growth strategy,” stated Board of Management Member for Human Resources Thomas Sigi. “The high level of capacity utilization secures employment over the long term. In this way, we offer our employees not only an attractive working environment, but also good prospects and security – at present with an employment guarantee until the end of 2018.”

“The Works Council approved the special shifts that the management applied for in the first few weeks of the year in order to make our manufacturing as economic as possible. The order situation is excellent and the additional shifts demonstrate the high flexibility of our employees. The workforce is thus making a significant contribution to the competitiveness of the production sites in Germany within the Group’s international production network,” stated the Chairman of Audi’s General Works Council, Peter Mosch.

Fuel consumption of the models named above:


Combined fuel consumption

Combined CO2-emission


7,0 – 3,2 l/100 km

162 – 85 g/km


9,8 – 4,9 l/100 km

229 – 129 g/km

A7 Sportback

9,8 – 5,1 l/100 km

229 – 135 g/km


8,5 – 5,3 l/100 km

199 – 139 g/km


14,9 – 12,4 l/100 km

349 – 289 g/km

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