vrijdag 29 juli 2022

Audi RS 3 LMS with one-two win in FIA WTCR

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Audi RS 3 LMS with one-two win in FIA WTCR

Audi RS 3 LMS with one-two win in FIA WTCR

The Audi RS 3 LMS touring car continued its winning streak with a total of four victories on the penultimate weekend in July, recording its best performance of the season in the FIA WTCR. The teams in GT2 and GT4 racing also collected valuable trophies for Audi Sport customer racing.

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Modular Assembly: "We're making the assembly line more flexible and enhancing it."

Modular Assembly:

Numerous derivatives and possibilities for individualization are increasing the variability of components and processes along the assembly line. In this interview, project manager Wolfgang Kern and Josef Weinzierl, a department head at Audi Assembly Planning, explain why modular assembly at many stations is more flexible and efficient for customer-individualized series production than the assembly line.

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Smart Production: How Audi Is Designing the Production of the Future

Smart Production: How Audi Is Designing the Production of the Future

Audi is setting up fully networked, highly efficient, and sustainable production. The goal is to design a resilient, agile, and flexible value chain to meet future challenges successfully. These include a growing diversity of variants, the transition to electromobility, the increasingly volatile supply situation, and political uncertainties. "We're using synergies and looking at production as a whole – from the worker to the fully automated cycle," says Gerd Walker, Member of the Board of Management for Production and Logistics. "We're digitizing specifically within the framework of an open innovation culture. We're ensuring efficient value creation and making it possible to utilize resources and capacities flexibly and efficiently."

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Edge Cloud 4 Production: How Audi is revolutionizing factory automation

Edge Cloud 4 Production: How Audi is revolutionizing factory automation

Centralized, not decentralized; local servers, not hundreds of industrial PCs; software, not hardware: with the local server solution Edge Cloud 4 Production, Audi is initiating a paradigm shift in automation technology. After successful testing in the Audi Production Lab (P-Lab), three local servers will take over directing workers in the Böllinger Höfe. If the server infrastructure continues to operate reliably, Audi wants to roll out this automation technology – the only one of its kind in the world – for serial production throughout the entire Volkswagen Group.

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Audi Production Lab: The link between an idea and high-volume production

Audi Production Lab: The link between an idea and high-volume production

Audi uses its Production Lab, or P-Lab for short, to identify new and innovative technologies and reliably integrate them into production sequences. In Gaimersheim, just a few minutes drive from the Ingolstadt plant, experts under P-Lab director Henning Löser test the suitability of trailblazing new solutions for series production. That means finding and testing innovations that reliably help optimize efficiency, ergonomics, flexibility, and quality in Audi plants.

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Modular Assembly: Innovative assembly and logistics concept is about to be ready for serial production

Modular Assembly: Innovative assembly and logistics concept is about to be ready for serial production

For more than a century, the conveyor belt has set the pace in automotive production. Now it is increasingly reaching its limits. Numerous derivatives and individualized possibilities are making vehicles more and more varied. Processes and components in assembly systems are increasingly variable. In a rigid, sequential process, that complexity is more and more difficult to master. That is why Audi is introducing the world's first modular assembly system in the automotive industry as a new and supplementary form of organization. Workers assemble components at "production islands" independently of cycle time. In addition, due to high component variability automated guided vehicles (AGVs) supply the stations with the necessary materials in accordance with the goods-to-person principle.

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Audi Progressive Retail: The brand with the four rings launches a new interactive concept for customers

Audi Progressive Retail: The brand with the four rings launches a new interactive concept for customers

Even more than before, Audi is putting customers front and center at its dealerships: with a completely new, inviting, and progressive showroom architecture, interactive digital elements, and employees to spark enthusiasm for new technologies. The Audi Progressive Retail concept provides space for customers to experience Audi products and the Audi brand in an emotional and individual way, while at the same time reflecting the brand with the four ring's forward-looking mentality.

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Audi Group First Half-Year: Operating Profit at All-Time High

Audi Group First Half-Year: Operating Profit at All-Time High

The Audi Group is presenting a solid balance sheet for the first half of 2022. Due to the ongoing semiconductor crisis and COVID-19-related lockdowns in China, Audi could not meet the high demand for its core brand vehicles. Despite this, the Audi Group's revenues increased by two percent to €29.9 billion, and its operating profit reached a new high of €4.9 billion. At 16.5%, the operating margin was well above the previous year and above the strategic target corridor of 9 to 11%. Earnings were driven by the good price position, the solid operating performance of the Lamborghini and Bentley luxury brands, and support from raw material hedging. The Audi Group confirms its forecast for deliveries, revenue, and returns.

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