Audi Brussels named "Factory of the Future"

It is now official: Audi Brussels is the “Factory of the Future”. This title was awarded to the Audi subsidiary by the Belgian employer’s organisation, Agoria.

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Yesterday, Peter Demuynck, CEO of Agoria, presented the award to Peter Kössler, Member of the Board of Management for Production and Logistics AUDI AG and Chairman of the Administrative Board of Audi Brussels, and to Volker Germann, CEO of Audi Brussels. “I am delighted that our Belgian site, and thus the entire team at Audi Brussels, has been awarded this ‘Factory of the Future’ prize. This is great praise for the unwavering commitment of our staff and, at the same time, recognition for everything that they have achieved along the way,” said Kössler. “The electric age began in 2018 at the Brussels plant. Since then, we have been producing the Audi e-tron – in a CO2-neutral factory. A few weeks ago, we also started series production of the Audi e-tron Sportback, Audi’s second electric model.”

Agoria awards the “Factory of the Future” title to factories that are investing in digitalisation, smart processes and products, and first-rate production. Additional requirements include the resource-saving use of energy and materials and look at the commitment, creativity and autonomy of employees. “Naturally we are delighted and very proud that the experts recognise our efforts and endeavours in all of these areas,” explains Volker Germann, CEO of Audi Brussels.
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Audi Brussels impressed the jury with its rating as a CO2-neutral factory. Audi's Belgian subsidiary is the world’s first certified CO2-neutral manufacturer in the premium segment. For example, the factory's roof is covered with the largest photovoltaic system in the Brussels region covering a total area of 91,000 m².

As a premium manufacturer, Audi Brussels meets high quality standards. The company strategically aligns its production and logistics processes to future requirements. Employees are a key focus of this, with assistance systems efficiently supporting workers, including with new forms of human-machine interaction. These assistance systems increase process reliability and ergonomics in the workplace.
The company also places great value on the well-being of its workers, which is why it continually invests in ergonomic workstations. A unique feature of the Belgian industry is the “Audi Check Up”. In addition to statutory healthcare, employees can also voluntarily undergo a free health check and receive advice from a doctor.

Audi Brussels is recognised as one of Belgium's best employers and has received numerous awards for its innovative HR processes. The company has consistently won the award for “Top Employer” every year from 2016 to 2020 and in 2019 won the award for “HR Team of the Year”.