Budapest, September 8 (MTI) – German carmaker Audi has inaugurated its second logistics centre, completed through investment of 10 billion forints (EUR 31.8m), in Győr, in NW Hungary, on Tuesday.
The ceremony was attended by Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.
He said the new 80,000sqm logistics centre will handle 450 lorries’ worth of raw materials every day and create at least 500 jobs, possibly twice as many in the long run. Audi Hungaria Motor managing director Thomas Faustmann said the two logistics centres, completed in 2013 and 2015, help the company save 3 billion euros a year. Audi Hungaria manufactured more than 1 million engines and 84,000 passenger cars in the first half of 2015, its biggest production volume so far.
Revenue exceeded 4.147 billion euros in January-June 2015, up 435 million euros from a year earlier. Headcount rose by 5.3 percent to 11,342 during the period.