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Report: Flooding halts Audi production in Neckarsulm

Report: Flooding halts Audi production in Neckarsulm image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Audi | posted May 31, 2016 10:58

Neckarsulm factory halts operations, to resume at a later shift

Audi's premiere factory in Neckarsulm, Germany recently halted production after heavy rains flooded parts of the facility. The deluge began on Sunday evening up until Monday morning which affected the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg where the factory is located.

So far, Audi has not yet reported any damages to the 1.25 million square meter facility. In addition, Audi announced that they will resume factory operations at a later shift on May 30 (Germany Time). There is also no word if the abrupt halt in production affected the brand's target figures and delivery dates.

First established in 1880, the Neckarsulm factory has over 16,310 employees as of December 31, 2015. It is one of the brand's key facilities as it produces a wide array of models and variants of the A4, A6, A8, RS 6, RS 7 and R8 as such.

The Neckarsulm factory is capable of producing approximately 1,300 cars per day and was able to roll out 272,103 automobiles last year (including CKDs).

Source: Automotive News Europe