Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. develops and manufactures engines for the different brands of the Volkswagen Group. It builds the Coupé and Roadster versions of the Audi TT and the Audi A3 Cabriolet in conjunction with the Ingolstadt plant. Since it was established in 1993, the company has developed into one of Hungary’s largest exporters and highest-revenue companies. Last year, Audi Hungaria produced a total of 1,383,909 engines and 32,603 automobiles at the Győr site.
In opening the plant in Győr, Audi not only safeguarded its international competitiveness, it also created a strategic base in Hungary that increasingly gained in importance. Győr now produces almost the entire range of Audi engines.
Volume production of various models of the Audi TT began in April 1998. Audi Hungaria had built 475,294 vehicles in Győr through the end of 2009. The first second-generation Audi TT Coupé left the production line in April 2006. Since 2005 there is the assembly of the Audi A3 Cabriolet.
An engine development center supports the serial production since 2001 in Győr with over 100 development engineers.
Since 2005 there is a tool factory in Győr. Equipment for the press shop and body shop is manufactured and also bodyelements for cars are pressed there.
Audi Hungaria employs today a total workforce about 5,500 people.
The BMW Group is one of the ten largest car manufacturers in the world. With our BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands, we possess three of the strongest premium brands in the automobile industry. We also command a strong market position in the motorcycle sector and operate successfully in the field of financial services.
The Strategy Number ONE adopted in 2007 has put us on the right path to a successful future. The business was given a new strategic direction with an emphasis on profitability and long-term value growth. Our activities will remain firmly focused on the premium segments of the international car markets. Our mission statement up to the year 2020 is clearly defined: the BMW Group is the world's leading provider of premium products and premium services for individual mobility.
Long-term thinking and responsible action have long been the cornerstones of our success. Striving for ecological and social sustainability along the entire value-added chain, taking full responsibility for our products and giving an unequivocal commitment to preserving resources are prime objectives firmly embedded in our corporate strategy. For these reasons, the BMW Group has been sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the last five years.
Siemens PLM Software’s industry leading technology is used by automakers and suppliers to plan, evaluate and coordinate the development and manufacturing engineering of vehicles. Siemens PLM Software satisfies the mission critical needs of leading automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) for managed collaboration across complex engineering functions and throughout the extended supply chain. By breaking down barriers between engineering functions, providing real-time access to information, and performing analysis and simulation, Siemens PLM Software has delivered double-digit efficiency improvements.
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Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 6.7 million licensed seats and 63,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
General Motors Powertrain, Europe – World’s Best Powertrains
Part of the Opel/Vauxhall organization, GM Powertrain in Europe has global development responsibility for passenger car diesel engines, small gasoline engines, manual transmissions, diesel controls and diesel hybrid development for GM vehicles worldwide. Within a portfolio of advanced propulsion technologies, GM Powertrain is developing new generation engines and transmissions which will reduce vehicle emissions, improve fuel efficiency and offer alternative fuel choices for drivers around the world.
The European operations include engineering centers in Rüsselsheim and Mainz-Kastell in Germany and Torino in Italy, with products produced in a range of manufacturing facilities including Rüsselsheim, Bochum and Kaiserslautern in Germany, Vienna-Aspern in Austria and Szentgotthard in Hungary.
GM Powertrain-Hungary produces mid-size gasoline engines including 1.6 and 1.8 liter for Opel/Vauxhall, components for internal and external customers and Allison transmissions for buses and trucks in Szentgotthard. Established in 1990, it won the European Quality Award (EFQM) in 2006 and is recognized for benchmark quality and flexibility.
ITDH – Investment and Trade Development Hungary
Daimler, Audi, Suzuki, GM… Auto giants who justify that Hungary is a favourable investment location. The automotive sector is one of Hungary’s core industries, the sector exports 90pc of its production and accounts for 20pc of Hungary's total exports. Over 600 companies employing a total of 100,000 people are active in the Hungarian automotive industry. Not only OEMs but 14 of the top 20 Tier 1 suppliers have set up production facilities. They all benefit from 30-50% cost saving compared to Western Europe, non refundable and tax incentives together with the globally recognised automotive- related academic infrastructure.
Several leading multinational companies already operating in Hungary expanded their activities into R&D, such as Audi, GM, Bosch, Schefenacker, ZF or Knorr-Bremse. Increasingly, automotive-related applied R&D is carried out in top universities. Outstanding R&D fields are Engine development, Automotive electronics and IT, Renewable fuel solutions and Car body engineering.
If you are interested in doing business in Hungary, please contact ITDH, the government's investment and trade development agency, the all-inclusive information and consultation centre for foreign investors. Our services are complimentary.
Suzuki Motor Corporation designs and manufactures passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, all terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard motors, and other products.
The company continuously and vigorously promotes technical cooperation through numerous joint ventures overseas, and its main production facilities are currently located in 22 countries and regions overseas.
The established network enables Suzuki to operate as a global organization serving 196 countries and regions.
Suzuki Motor Corporation was first established as Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Co. in March 1920. Suzuki then entered the motorcycle business with the introduction of ”Power Free” motorized bicycle in 1952, and entered the automobile business in 1955 with the introduction of ”Suzulight” mini car.
Suzuki is committed to use its amassed technological expertise and all other available resources to help raise the quality of human life in society by promoting corporate growth through manufacture and supply of socially demanded products.