Audi to add 1,200 jobs in 2011, planning huge investment in electric-cars and hybrids

2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid quattro

Audi expects a very strong 2011 and is planning to add 1,200 new jobs and the launch of the biggest investment program in the company’s history.

Audi plans to invest around €11.6 billion ($15.2 billion USD) between 2011 and 2015, primarily in new products and technologies, as well as in upgrading its facilities. More than €5 billion ($6.5 billion) is earmarked for the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

“Innovation requires people,” said Thomas Sigi, Member of the AUDI AG Board of Management for Human Resources. “For this reason, we want to hire around 1,200 experts in 2011 who will primarily bolster our electromobility and lightweight construction fields of competence, as well as the implementation of our growth strategy.” During 2010 Audi recruited about 500 experts and 780 trainees who began their vocational training in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

Audi said that about 80 percent of the whole $15.2 billion will go into developing new products and technologies of the future such as electric and hybrid drive systems.

We look forward to it.

2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid quattro:

– By: Omar Rana