Between October and December 2020 the Audi AG supplied 505,583 cars – more than half a million in a quarter for the first time ever. In this challenging year, Audi delivered a total of 1,692,773 models, a fall of 8.3 % compared with 2019. In China, however, the company nevertheless attained new best figures with a total of 727,358 vehicles supplied (+5.4 %).
AUDI AG is the first automobile maker to be awarded the Chain of Custody certificate of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. This certifies that Audi can comply with the materials flow chain for sustainably produced aluminum in accordance with the ASI standard and can also input correspondingly certified material to the Aluminum Closed Loop with its suppliers.
Additive manufacturing is being increasingly used for industrial applications. However, long production times currently inhibit its use in large-scale series production typical of the automotive industry. Combining conventional processes with AM can be one solution to meet this challenge.
What will vehicle production look like in the future? The management consultancy firm Boston Consulting Group investigated the future of vehicle production in a study and a simulation - based on real production data. Daniel Küpper and Christoph Sieben explain the effects in this interview.
While other car shows are struggling with cancellations, the aisles of the Auto Shanghai are bursting at the seams. German manufacturers in particular do not want to leave the field to the growing Chinese car manufacturers.