The German automotive giant announced that a new research and development base is to be built in Győr. The investment of 20 million EUR will create 30 new jobs for engineers and there will be a change in direction from "Made in Hungary" to "Invented in Hungary".
Hungary already hosts the world’s largest Audi engine plant capable of manufacturing 2 million engines a year plus A3 and TT models.
Audi Hungaria has been around for 25 years and by investing more than 2500 billion HUF (8 billion EUR) has become Hungary’s largest foreign investor, according to Hipa.hu.
Not only has the company managed to drive industry and create jobs, but has also become one of Hungary’s largest manufacturing companies, biggest exporters and an outstanding integrator of Hungary's supplier market.
In 2018, the plant in Győr will manufacture electric vehicles for Audi's first all-electric production model. The range will include the Q3 model in 2018 and the Q4 in 2019.
Audi Hungaria is one of Hungary's largest companies, and one of the largest exporters. The firm employs more than 12,000 workers in Győr and provides work for an additional 30,000 people.
Since it started in 1993, the plant has produced 33,294,371 engines and 1,153,531 cars.
To facilitate the building of new Q3 and Q4 models, a new 80 000 m² bodywork manufacturing plant has been constructed in Győr, which includes 700 robots already in operation.