Audi is expanding in Münchsmünster – Germany image

Vw’s premium brand, Audi Ag. has purchased a site measuring around 40 hectares at the Münchsmünster industrial park.

Alongside a press shop with transfer presses and production lines for form-hardened body parts and facilities for machining chassis components, an aluminum die-casting foundry will open there from 2013.

“The strategic investment in Münchsmünster is part of our growth strategy. It allows us to free up capacity at existing plants and to use sites in the surrounding area for future technologies, ” says Audi Production Board Member Frank Dreves.

A building will be erected on the newly acquired site for machining chassis components, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Audi is also expanding its expertise in this important field by setting up an aluminum die-casting foundry.

“Die-cast components are a central element of our lightweight construction strategy. Having our own die-cast foundry will enable us to advance the necessary technology and guarantee the long-term supply of die-cast aluminum parts,” explains Dreves.

Development of the site will start in 2012. The first production areas are scheduled to commence operations in Münchsmünster in the second half of 2013.