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Five million engines from the Audi plant in Hungary
facility increases international competitiveness
- Cross-reference: photo was sent via satellite and is available
Munich / Györ (ots) - Audi has once again confirmed its expertise
in engine construction: today the five millionth engine, a 3.0 litre
six-cylinder unit for an Audi A6, left the production line at the
plant of AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. in Györ. This engine, which
develops a power output of 162 kW (220 PS), has an aluminium block,
continuous intake camshaft adjustment and a two-stage variable intake
"We are extremely satisfied with the work of our Hungarian
employees and our subsidiary," commented Dr. Jochem Heizmann,
Chairman of the Supervisory Commission of AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft.
and Member of the Board of Management for Production at AUDI AG, at
the ceremony also attended by the workforce. He praised the plant's
high standards in terms of quality, costs and the ability to meet
deadlines. Heizmann: "Our high-tech facility in Hungary makes a major
contribution to increasing the international competitiveness of the
Jürgen Lunemann, Chairman of the Management of AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR
Kft., also stressed the dedication and capabilities of the highly
qualified and motivated employees. "In combination with
state-of-the-art production technologies, these qualities enable us
to impress our customers with outstanding products."
AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft., a fully owned subsidiary of AUDI AG, was
established in 1993. The company produced over one million engines
and more than 56,000 sports cars in the year 2000.
Audi is an international developer and manufacturer of
high-quality cars. In 2000 the company sold more than 650,000 Audi
models. The sales revenues of the Audi Group totalled DM 39 billion.
The Audi Group currently has more than 50,000 employees.
Note to editorial staff:
- A photo of the five millionth engine and the ceremony is
available through "obs" (dpa).
ots Originaltext: AUDI AG
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