EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Group: Volkswagen

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-03-2015
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 11-03-2015
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2015
Planned Job Creation: 4000

Additional Information

German car manufacturer Audi is to create 4,000 jobs in Germany in 2015. In addition to that, the company intends to also create 2,000 jobs in other countries.

Audi has benefited from an increase in turnover of 8% to €53,8 billion in 2014 and expects further growth for the coming years. Until 2019, Audi wants to invest more than €24 billion into new models and the company's infrastructure including setting up new plants. The company also wants to offer more cars with alternative gears.

Audi is a large manufacturer of premium cars and belongs to the Volkswagen group. The company currently employs around 80,000 people worldwide.The company has consistently increased staff numbers over the past years. In the past three years alone Audi has created 5,500 jobs in Germany (see Audi-01/2012, Audi-06/2012, Audi-2013 and Audi-2014).