The department of electric engines and drive trains is responsible for developing the drive trains of modern hybrid and electric vehicles; optimising production technology and building prototypes.
Within this department, development engineers develop and optimise drive train elements in close cooperation with foreign development centres, and take part in the development of related production processes and technologies. Beside traditional mechanical and constructions engineering, their activities also cover the total measurement techniques of electric engines and electro-magnetic simulation.
Production technology engineers plan the ideal production process based on the product, with an eye on state-of-the art production technologies, cost-efficiency and product quality within this department, too. Based on the planned production process, they coordinate the procurement, commissioning and handover of the adequate production lines.
Another group within this department is the team of the technology centre, which is made up by experts who are responsible for the building and testing of prototypes. They manufacture the designed products, reveal potential production problems and prepare recommendations for optimisation. They are active participants in the testing and evaluation of new production technologies. They program and develop production and testing equipment.
The Analysis and Pre-Series Centre is located in the main building of the vehicle factory, close to the body workshop, the paint shop and the mounting workshop. Physical proximity enables efficient transfer of knowledge, quick reactions and a timely solution for problems that may emerge.
This is the department where project management, pre-series vehicle building, pre-series analysis and series analysis connect.
The main responsibilities of our project management team are ensuring the flow of information inside and outside the department; preparation of phase-in and model updates and their introduction to the series; and the coordination of exhibited, photographed and VIP vehicles.
The team at the pre-series vehicle building department prepare series production itself, and eliminate problems that may emerge with the processes or products.
The pre-series analysis department inspects vehicles and parts manufactured in Győr right from the concept phase, ensuring the safety and high quality of processes and products by the time serial production begins.
And the series analysis department handles and coordinates key issues that emerge in serial production in a timely manner, in order to ensure the quality targets (that get stricter every time) are reached.
The responsibility of the Procurement department is – as its name shows – procurement of materials, equipment or services that are necessary for the operation of Audi Hungaria. The two main functional areas of this segment are general procurement and procurement of parts. The latter handles the procurement of products that will be mounted directly into engines and vehicles manufactured by Audi, while general procurement supplies other departments with materials, equipment or services.
What they have in common is that they both strive to make the most use of efficiency and cost-efficiency potentials. Among the main responsibilities of the Procurement team are procurement of necessary products and services in the required amount, in a timely manner and for acceptable prices; conducting market analyses; searching, contesting and evaluation of suppliers; price negotiations; developing and implementing strategies, handling complaints and solving problems that may emerge.
The daily workflow of Procurement involves several challenges and diverse tasks: not only do they cooperate with other departments of Audi Hungaria, but on concern level as well. And, to ensure production volumes, keeping deadlines and compliance with qualitative and quantitative standards are also of key importance.
The plant planning department is responsible for the planning and implementation of architectural, infrastructural, area management and facility management activities of the sites. This complex area is divided into 4 departments:
- Architectural Design
- Building Technology Design
- Facility Management
- General/Digital Planning
The key to the constant and dynamic growth and operation of our company is that our colleagues at the production planning team make sure the necessary conditions are met, whether it is about building new factory buildings, implementing infrastructural, agent material supply or energy-saving initiatives, mechanical maintenance works or keeping inside and outside areas neat and clean.
Production technology planning (as its name shows) is the key pillar of production processes. After all, if the technologies, processes and equipment weren’t running optimally, how could all these thousands of engines and cars be manufactured that make Audi Hungaria the world’s biggest engine factory?
Safety and safe functioning, as well as analysing and eliminating malfunctions are essential in our everyday workflow. Production technology planning is a complex and exciting segment of the company, as it is based on the cooperation of several departments: casting technologies, processing, the engine mounting workshop, the tool factory and series production, logistics, quality assurance, maintenance, development and project management all meet here.
The management has serious expectations towards this segment. The most important requirements are cost-efficiency, adjusting production capacities to customer demands, efficient time management and keeping constant high quality. Our colleagues in these departments ensure the flawless operation of the production processes of Audi Hungaria. However, their scope of activities reach well beyond the Győr site: they cooperate with the Ingolstadt parent company Audi AG in many ways.
Information Management is responsible for the stable and high quality operation of each department. For this reason, they support everyday work with state-of-the-art technological solutions. The 4 functional areas of Information Management are working for the optimization of equipment and services on an ongoing basis:
- IT Security, Planning and Architecture
- IT Customer Claims Management
- IT Coordination and Support Processes
- IT Infrastructure and Office Services
The main responsibilities of this department include managing IT security projects and incidents; risk management; support of various office, logistics and SAP systems. Furthermore, the Information Management department is also responsible for the operation and integration of IT systems that are operated in the area of production.
Our colleagues at the Law department manage legal issues and provide legal consultancy. This includes among others the management of the legal affairs of the company; providing opinions on drafted contracts; wording contracts and provision of legal consultancy in words or in writing. Furthermore, the roles and responsibilities of the Law department cover communication with the Law department of the parent company and external legal consultants as well. And this department is responsible for the implementation of laws and corporate policies. These proactive and preventive activities ensure that all departments and employees of our company abide the rules.
The role of the Vehicle Development department is to support the products and production of Audi Hungaria by running aggregate and vehicle tests, numerical vehicle simulations and special analyses to ensure flawless commencement of the production of new vehicles. Our vehicles are always tested in operating conditions that model customer expectations the best.
The new Győr site technically belongs to the Vehicle Development department of Audi AG. The concept and series development of Audi models is carried out primarily in Germany, while engineers in Győr support development locally, in the proximity of actual production. That’s how efficient cooperation between decentralised development and central management is realised.
These positions require creative and highly skilled mechanical and vehicle engineers who use state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, for example high-performance computer systems for numerical simulations, or test benches for analyses.
Vehicle production is one of the key pillars of Audi Hungaria. Audi models are manufactured in Győr since 1998, in the framework of the cooperational production system with the Ingolstadt site. As a result of the factory expansion, the vehicle factory was launched in 2013. Since then, the whole production process is covered at Audi Hungaria, from pressing and painting body parts to complete assembly.
The Vehicle Production department brought the Audi TT, the A3 Limousine and the Cabriolet models to the Győr site. This complex segment is made up by the interconnected cooperation of the mounting department, pre-series, disposition, series analysis, batch management and transport management.
The Powertrain Development Centre of Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. was inaugurated in 2001. Our colleagues at the Centre work with state-of-the-art equipment and software. Today, the proportion of engineers is over 70%. Besides high-level professional skills, the available technological infrastructure also promotes dynamic development to a great extent: the operation of our internal combustion engines is optimised by various test stands and test cabins, special cameras and other devices.
The Centre also supports series phase-in and series production; engines of various types are modified as per customer needs. Furthermore, inspection of complaints, parts and suppliers also belong to their scope of activities.
This department is in close cooperation with the German development teams, especially in the areas of construction and engine experiments. Plus, the most important assignments come from Ingolstadt.
Our engineers perform various experiments of acoustic characteristics, friction or simulation. And the role of electricity is increasing: smaller or bigger electric equipment are applied more and more frequently in the drive trains of modern vehicles.
The Győr site is in an exceptionally lucky situation, since development and production activities are interconnected right from the beginning of the development process; and this is made easier by physical proximity.
The logistics department and system of Audi Hungaria provide the parts and materials that are necessary for the production of our latest car models and manages delivery of finished products. This department is also responsible for developing factory-level logistics structures, logistics interfaces and equipment for production; and the management of production on corporate level.
The first key role of the Logistics department is the management of production based on customer demands and orders i.e. defining the daily production programmes of the body shop, the paint shop and the mounting department.
The disposition department is responsible for providing the necessary parts for production and ongoing communication with the suppliers.. This organisational unit follows up on the lifecycles of parts and issues related to the supplier network from the experimental and pre-series phases to the phase-out of each product project. It ensures secure and stable supply of materials in its daily workflow.
Operating the internal logistics processes of the factory is the responsibility of the department of operative logistics. This organisational unit keeps daily contact with areas of production and supplier partner companies; ensures flawless operation of logistics equipment and IT systems and continuous supply of materials.
The logistics planning team ensures that the framework conditions for the operation of operative areas are met. The design, technical reliability and usability of our processes are essential for the flawless operation of the factory. Planning and procurement of the facilities, interfaces, means of transport and management systems are the key roles of this team.
Organisation of transport outside the factory and management of truck and rail traffic are responsibilities of the Transport Logistics department. This team makes sure parts are delivered to the factory in time from supplier networks that are located in Europe and overseas.
And last but not least, one of the most important responsibilities of the logistics department is to make sure the finished vehicles reach their destinations at dealers within the specified deadlines so that our customers receive their fine new cars happily.
The core activities of the Controlling department cover cost and profit planning and related management activities, calculation and pricing, cost and profit calculation and monitoring. This team prepares long-term annual and interim plans and calculations which are essential for the flawless operation of the company.
There are several functional areas within this segment: there is a separate department for general controlling, controlling for vehicle production, for engine production or for the tool factory. Besides their department-specific roles and responsibilities, they cooperate with basically every department. Furthermore, they prepare cost analyses, comparisons and benchmarking on concern level, and build a controlling knowledge base to foster cooperation of a wider spectrum.
The Experimental Engine Production Centre was launched in 2010. Since then, the production of series engines as well as the assembly, analysis and production optimisation of experimental engines are also performed in Győr. Our highly skilled colleagues work on Audi Hungaria and Audi AG projects, and they receive assignments from the Volkswagen concern as well.
Thanks to the activities of the Centre, our products and services are improved on an ongoing basis. As a result, new engines enter serial production in an adequate condition. Furthermore, the work of the Centre also enhances our competencies in the field of modern engine production.
Every related department of engine production, together with the functions that cover the whole process of serial production phase-in, are located in one building. The latter functions include project coordination, product and process optimisation, machining, mounting, quality management and logistics.
The quality assurance system of our company is shaped by customer demands, company objectives and the laws that pertain to the automotive industry. One of the key objectives of this department is to ensure both the production of our products and parts and the production processes themselves meet the quality requirements specified by Audi AG. It selects suppliers in cooperation with the development and procurement teams and monitors the quality levels of the services and products delivered by our partners on an ongoing basis.
The technical characteristics of engines and complete vehicles are tested in the course of series production. Quality assurance takes an active part in the whole life cycle of each product, from the development stage until they reach the customers.
If there is a technical malfunction in any of the vehicles, the necessary tests and analyses are performed in laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and measuring equipment.
There are separate functional areas for pre-series testing; for analysing electric malfunctions that emerge during the production process; for checking each part as well as the interior and the exterior of the vehicles after assembly; for test drive analyses; for dynamic and acoustic tests and for customer complaint analyses.
The Quality Assurance team’s scope of activities also covers performing audits: product or engine audits, vehicle audits, process or system audits or even package audits.
Audi Hungaria is primarily focused on engine production, which is going on in Győr since 1993 and is being constantly developed ever since. Currently, more than 8,000 engines are produced daily. These engines will then be mounted into practically all vehicle classes of the concern. 2 million cars leave the production lines of the Győr factory every year. And this production volume makes Audi Hungaria the world’s biggest engine factory.
Among the engines produced there are 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 cylinder types, gasoline as well as diesel engines, in 235 variants altogether.
Production is divided into the mechanical production and the engine mounting departments. Currently, more then 3,500 machines and equipment work for the mechanical production of the 5 main components (crankcases, cylinder heads, crankshafts, camshafts and piston rods) and the assembly of engines. The final assembly takes place at 8 engine mounting departments and 28 different mechanical production lines, using the most modern production methods.
Engine production is one of the key pillars of Audi Hungaria. Correctly functioning engine logistics (which include logistics departments that serve engine production) are inevitable for this. Preparation of engine production programmes, management of orders for parts and materials that are necessary for production, serving overseas clients, developing logistics structures and packaging of finished engines all take place here. The purpose of engine logistics is to provide adequate amounts of engines and parts of adequate quality in the right time and at the right places. Several segments, for example the production of R4, R6, V6, V8, V10 or V12 engines rely on the processes of engine logistics.
Internal logistics processes are managed by the department of Operative Logistics: main activities include receipt and inventory of the parts coming from the mechanical or engine mounting departments, execution of the production programmes and operation of the machinery and equipment of the logistics department. There is a separate functional area for related logistics planning. Management of new engine types and engine projects that emerge as the results of ongoing development, and the support of series phase-in are performed by the pre-series logistics team.
The Finance department is responsible for supporting other departments of the company and for the optimal management. It actively contributes to reaching our operative and strategic goals. Their diverse activities include booking of ledgers and accounts; asset management; bank, cash and travel management; risk management and management activities related to state subsidies or tax and customs administration.
Ledger and asset management teams prepare balance sheets, profit/loss statements, monthly, quarterly and year-end closes. The tangible assets of the company include machinery and equipment as well as a lot of immaterial property (activated value of experimental development, value of software licence or rights of property); this department manages the registry, inventory and inspection of over 40,000 fixed assets altogether. The main activities of bank and cash management are the management of payments and liquidity planning. Travel management manages costs related to strategic travels and business trips. The main profile of risk management is identifying, analysing and controlling risks, and providing related consultation and training to employees from other departments. The segments of state subsidies, tax and customs administration are technically related. This department manages the state subsidies that may be available for the company; tax liabilities and customs administration related to inventory turnover.
The complex and diversified activities of the human resources department are made up by the interconnected cooperation of five sub-departments.
HR advisors select suitable candidates for vacant positions of Audi Hungaria, and later on, this department manages their performance evaluations. They also support the supply programmes.
The sub-department of HR issues and allowance systems manages employment-related issues: services provided by the employer; payroll; fringe benefits or administration of trade union affairs.
The sub-department of employee and organisational development organises training and retraining courses that serve the purpose of the personal professional development of our employees, and they also coordinate the Brainstorming programme.
The sub-department of educational and scientific cooperation is responsible for the development of long-term strategic relations with universities and colleges. For example, the cooperation with the Audi department of the Széchenyi István University belongs to their scope of activities.
The sub-department of foreign assignments and HR marketing has several important functions: the administration of issues related to Hungarian colleagues on foreign assignments as well as foreign colleagues visiting the Győr site; or marketing activities related to hiring and recruitment. The target audience of the promotion of Audi Hungaria is expanding: experienced candidates of secondary or higher education degrees are addressed through various media, as well as entrants, college or university students or even younger ones, to inform them on specific benefits of programmes they might be interested in.
“Accuracy with Passion”: this is the motto of the Tool Factory of Audi Hungaria Győr. Besides two traditional departments (tools plus appliances and equipment), body parts primarily for top models of the premium segment are made at the department of exclusive series production.
Our Tool Factory has three main departments. First, the toolmaking department: this is where tools for sheet metal forming are designed and manufactured. Many of these tools weigh more than 50 or 60 tons. Second, machinery and equipment production. This is where production equipment are designed for joining sheet metal parts which were manufactured using the tools mentioned above, for nearly all sites of Audi.
The third main department is exclusive series production. Thanks to the know-how we gathered on the processing of steel, aluminium and alloy steel raw materials, we became the suppliers of non-series external body parts for Audi sports models. For example: the widened fenders on RS4 or RS6 models. But we manufacture parts for Lamborghini Aventador or Porsche Panamera, too.
With respect to vehicle production, our production systems department covers Industrial Engineering, the KVP office that is responsible for the management of the Audi production system, and the training centre.
Industrial Engineering is responsible for ergonomics and the related essential requirements. The purpose of headcount planning and production time analysis is to ensure optimal operation of production programmes with respect to headcounts and the duration of production.
The KVP segment carries out developments on an ongoing basis with regard to product quality and costs, to secure the impressive position of Audi Hungaria and the brand in the automotive industry. We believe it is of key importance to involve our employees in the optimisation processes.
We inform our colleagues on the principles and methods of the Audi Production System on training courses organised by the Training Centre: this way they can see it themselves how important standardised workflow is, and they can also master the skills that are expected by each industrial unit.
The scope of activities of the corporate communications department covers support and maintenance of communications and government relations. Their main profile is the coordination of communication on management levels and other internal scenes of the company; and planning and implementation of external communication and administration related to government relations, lobby activities and sponsorship. The corporate communications department is responsible for our appearance on several platforms like events, press or online presence, social media, yearly reports, sports, cultural or social sponsorship or internal employee platforms (Mynet, magazine). Activities related to our corporate image, for example, consultancy, checking decoration and visual elements are also managed by the department of corporate communications.
Furthermore, the management of the Audi Hungaria Visitors Centre is also their scope. The purpose of this Centre is to introduce Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. to our visitors or anyone who is interested. Our colleagues at the Visitors Centre provide general, professional or special tours for visitors of all ages. Besides existing routes, new ones are constantly under development. Furthermore, our activities also extend to the operation of the Audi Hungaria Shop and merchandising of brand products.