“Audi Hungaria’s activities not directly related to production are impressive. Such services play an important role in the development of the production site. Creating a new company for these services offers synergy opportunities that are particularly important for the Volkswagen Group and the Premium brand group. Therefore, the new organisational structure will also be perfectly in line with the Vorsprung 2030 strategy,” said Gerd Walker, Board Member for Production and Logistics of AUDI AG.
“Shared Competence Center’s non-production services are well positioned within the areas of finance, procurement and IT. With the competences in these three areas, the new organisation has excellent opportunities to win contracts from the Volkswagen Group. I firmly believe that this will be the continuation of Audi Hungaria’s success story that has been running for several years now,” said Dirk Große-Loheide, Board Member for Procurement and IT of AUDI AG.
“Over the years, Audi Hungaria has evolved from merely a production company into a full-service competence center offering world-class products and services to the entire Volkswagen Group. We are responding to the challenges of the transformation of the automotive industry by changing and developing our business model to further increase our competitiveness and offer long-term, secure jobs for our employees. The new company will enable us to compete even more effectively for the services of the Volkswagen Group,” said Alfons Dintner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria.
Audi Hungaria’s Shared Competence Center takes over responsibilities from its customers, and its high-level services are integrated into the customer value chain, creating significant synergies within the Volkswagen Group. SCC’s order and staff numbers have increased by 15 percent in the past year.
“Our SCC business has grown significantly over the previous 12 months, and now we are creating the framework for its further successful development with the establishment of our new company. On the one hand, we want to continue the 15-year success story of our SCC services for our corporate clients in the areas of finance, IT and procurement, and on the other, we’d like to give a stronger identity and brand to our Group-wide SCC portfolio in these areas with Audi Hungaria AHEAD. This way, we are shaping our unique SCC business in a future-oriented way,” said Dr. Patrick Heinecke, Member of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria, responsible for Finance, IT, Procurement and Compliance.
The employees of the new company will continue to work in Győr, in close cooperation with the staff of Audi Hungaria.
“Preparing our colleagues for the changes in the automotive industry is a priority for our company. Over the past years, our employees have acquired a wide range of knowledge and many new competences in the services offered by the Shared Competence Center, which significantly strengthens us as a future-proof company. We have developed the framework for the establishment of the new company in close cooperation with employee representatives, thus ensuring the dynamic development of the area and the career prospects of our employees,” said Kinga Németh, Member of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria, responsible for Human Resources and Organisation.
The new company will be joined by staff from Audi Hungaria’s procurement and certain IT and finance activities. As an attractive employer, Audi Hungaria takes responsibility for its employees. The working conditions in the new company will match the very high working conditions at Audi Hungaria.
“It is crucial for employee representation also that we respond to the new challenges of transformation in the best and most effective way. The SCC is part of the Volkswagen Group’s new platform strategy, to which we are the first of the Central European sites to join, and we can fully support this strategy. In addition, the safety of our colleagues is of the utmost importance to us, and we must also take great care to ensure that the working conditions of our staff are not compromised in any way. Our current labour relations with the employer have been able to develop to such a level that we are able to overcome obstacles effectively and successfully even in such difficult times,” said Zoltán Horváth, Deputy President of the Audi Hungária Independent Trade Union responsible for the vehicle factory.