26 July 2012
AUDI AG: Industrial safety honored
Five representatives of management and the Works Council presented the awards: Member of the Board for Production Dr. Frank Dreves, Member of the Board for HR Thomas Sigi, General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch and, from Neckarsulm, Works Council Chairman Norbert Rank and Plant Manager Fred Schulze.
Audi employees from a variety of European sites traveled to Neckarsulm for the presentation of the 2011 Industrial Safety Prize. A total of nine teams distinguished themselves last year by significantly improving industrial safety. “With production becoming increasingly complex, industrial safety is more important than ever,” said Member of Board for Production Dr. Frank Dreves. “To ensure trouble-free production, we therefore need employees who make sure that industrial safety is taken seriously and continuously optimized. This is the only way we can maintain the high Audi standard for the health and safety of our employees.”
“We are pleased with this outstanding result,” said Member of Board for HR Thomas Sigi. “The success of these outstanding teams motivates all employees to continue working to improve industrial safety every day, to protect themselves and their coworkers.”
“Industrial safety is a topic that concerns the entire Audi workforce. It is important that responsibilities are clearly defined, authorities are agreed and ultimately that each individual employee exemplifies industrial safety,” explained Peter Mosch, Chairman of the AUDI AG General Works Council.
“We on the Works Council place great importance in workplace safety as it pertains to the health of our colleagues. We therefore support the efforts of the company to maintain and improve the high standards whenever possible,” added Norbert Rank, Chairman of the Neckarsulm Works Council.
This year marks the first time the five-member jury selected winners in four categories:
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The Audi Group delivered 1,302,659 cars of the Audi brand to customers in 2011. In 2011 the Company posted revenue of €44.1 billion and an operating profit of €5.3 billion. Audi produces vehicles in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm (Germany), Győr (Hungary), Changchun (China) and Brussels (Belgium). The Audi Q7 is built in Bratislava (Slovakia). In July 2010, CKD production of the Audi Q5 was added to the existing Audi A4 and A6 manufacturing operations in Aurangabad (India). At the Brussels plant, production of the Audi A1 has been running since 2010, while production of the new A1 Sportback began in 2012. The Audi Q3 has been built in Martorell (Spain) since June 2011. The Company is active in more than 100 markets worldwide. AUDI AG’s wholly owned subsidiaries include AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. (Győr/Hungary), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Sant’Agata Bolognese/Italy), AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V. (Brussels/Belgium), quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm and the sports bike manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna/Italy). Audi currently employs around 65,000 people worldwide, including around 48,000 in Germany. Between 2012 and 2016 the brand with the four rings is planning to invest a total of €13 billion – mainly in new products and the extension of production capacities – in order to sustain the Company’s technological lead embodied in its “Vorsprung durch Technik” claim. Audi is currently expanding its site in Győr (Hungary) and will start production in Foshan (China) in late 2013 and in Mexico in 2016.
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