Audi is heading for the future: Since the beginning of September, the Audi Brussels plant has been mass producing the Audi e-tron. The brand’s first all-electric SUV has a range suitable for everyday use. Its Battery technology and actual drive system was developed in-house.
Audi pursues a holistic approach with regard to sustainable premium mobility. For this reason, the company attaches great importance to the resource-conserving production of its electric SUV. Right from the start of production, Audi Brussels will produce the series version of the Audi e-tron with a CO2-neutral impact on the environment. Audi Brussels also claims the title of Top Employer for the third year running.
In early June 2012, Audi Brussels celebrated its five-year anniversary. 2012 also marked the start of production of the Audi A1 quattro, in a limited run of 333 vehicles. Cooperation agreements were concluded between Audi Brussels and the partner schools for the “Vocational Education & Training” trial project.
There was a double anniversary in 2009: The Audi brand celebrated its 100th birthday and Audi Brussels as a production site its 60th anniversary. For this special occasion all employees were invited to bring their family and friends for an anniversary weekend to the factory.
September 2009 also marked the inauguration of the pre-series production site for the A1.
The decision by Volkswagen AG to focus on the production of the Golf at the Wolfsburg and Mosel sites was made. The restructuring agreement saved 2,200 jobs.
Establishment of the company AutoVision S.A./N.V. as the operator of the Automotive Park.
This year marked yet another change of model. The Brussels site stopped producing the Seat Toledo (after 194,789 vehicles) and began producing the VW Lupo in its place. Production of the VW Lupo stopped in 2005, after 176,506 vehicles.
Production of the VW Passat in Brussels stopped in 1997, after a total of 1,257,235 vehicles had rolled off the production line. Production then began on the Seat Toledo in the same year. Between 1998 and 2000, the Seat León was manufactured in Brussels. A total of around 20,000 vehicles was produced.
A new chapter in the expansion of the factory and the increase in its capacity began in 1987. Volkswagen integrated the former Citroën factory and other sites in the surrounding area into the factory. The factory was subject to further expansion and optimization between 1988 and 1991; this work involved modernizing existing production systems and building new ones.