Audi investing in new upcoming vehicles, plans to hire 1,200 workers in 2012

Audi announced today that it will be heavily investing into its future and will hire close to 1,200 workers in 2012. Between 2012 through 2016, Audi plans to invest at total of €13 billion ($16.9 billion USD) in new products and technologies and in expanding its plants.

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Almost €8 billion ($8 billion USD) of this investment will be allocated for the German locations of Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

“We are aiming to achieve strong growth on an international scale and boost our lightweight construction and electric mobility areas of expertise in particular,” said Thomas Sigi, Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources at Audi. “That is why we will be hiring even more people and are planning to appoint a further 1,200 experts next year.”

Audi hired a total of 3,500 workers in 2011.

Next year, the automaker plans on bring various models to the roads including the A8 Hybrid, next-generation A3, S6, S7 and S8. The company will also introduce the limited production Audi R8 e-tron.

– By: Omar Rana