Audi to build production plant in Mexico, maintaining its drive for internationalization
• Supervisory Board welcomes plans for Audi plant in Mexico
• Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG: “Excellent basis for sustainable growth”
• General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch: “Stepping up production capabilities guarantees capacity utilization of main plants”
• Exact Location to be selected later this year – production to begin in 2016
The decision has been made: AUDI AG Board of Management and Supervisory Board of AUDI AG approved plans to build a North American plant in Mexico. The exact location for the new plant, which will manufacture an SUV model starting in 2016, will be chosen by AUDI AG later this year.
“As an established carmaking location, Mexico offers an excellent economic basis for Audi production operations,” declared Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. Mexico is one of the world’s top ten automotive locations and offers a blend of tradition and experience. The group parent Volkswagen already has an automotive plant in Puebla and an engine plant in Silao. “Good infrastructure, competitive cost structures and existing free trade agreements played a significant role in the choice of Mexico,” emphasized Stadler. “This trailblazing move will help us safeguard our position in the world market. Our German locations, too, stand to benefit from it.”
When I saw this on Faceyspace, I figured the old chestnut of the Emkay 4 world: "Mexico or Germany" would rear it's mouth-breathing visage. I was correct.