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AUDI To Launch Production Of New TT Roadster In Győr

By Tamás Székely // 2014.11.06.

“Just like in the automotive industry, it is also difficult to introduce new models within the economy; the Hungarian model, which has set full employment as its goal, is successful”, PM Viktor Orbán said in the city of Győr at the factory production launch of the new Audi TT Roadster. The Prime Minister stressed that the restructuring of the vocational training system is indispensable because the country must have available a continuous supply of the highly trained professionals needed by enterprises. One of the prerequisites of a flowering economy is that we should provide our young people with a competitive profession, he added.

Chairman of Audi AG Rupert Stadler said that the introduction of the Roadster represents the completion of a strategic megaproject, because production of the TT family at the Győr car manufacturing plant inaugurated last year was now complete. Mr. Stadler also mentioned that the number of people employed by the company had increased to 11 thousand from less than 200 in 1993. Managing Director of Audi Hungaria Motor Ltd. Thomas Faustmann spoke about the fact that the plant in Győr had begun as a small engine manufacturing unit 21 years ago, but by today had become the largest in the world.

The Concern has had Hungarian suppliers since 1986 and was the first German company to “breach the Iron Curtain”. The German car manufacturer directly employs 11 thousand Hungarians, a total of 20 thousand families including its suppliers, meaning it provides a living for some 80 thousand people. According to Mayor of Győr Zsolt Borkai, the key to success was that in Győr, German knowledge and precision had met with Hungarian talent, diligence and creativity.

via photo: Gergely Botár MTI