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Visiting the Audi factory in Ingolstadt

Started by jm, August 26, 2014, 10:48:25 pm

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jm

Hi Everyone,
  Long time no post.  I had the chance yesterday to take a 2 hour tour of the Audi factory in Ingolstadt.  We saw the body and final assembly production of the A3.  It was really a fun experience and was much better than I expected.  Having never been in a modern car factory it was a first-time experience for me.  There were no barriers or restrictions, I could've jumped on the line to help!  The body assembly factory was almost entirely robots.  Giant,  scary, your-worst-nightmare robots throwing around the entire upper body frame was if it was made of foam.  Very impressive.  Unfortunately cameras and cellphones were absolutely not allowed inside or on any portion of the tour, so I cannot post pictures.  If you ever make it to Germany though, I would highly recommend taking a day to go to Ingolstadt (the city itself is rather depressing) and do the tour.  They also do factory-pickup's there if you order in the USA and want to come --- DO IT.

JM
M√ľnchen U-Bahn.  I'll be home soon M4DH4X.

SpeedyDTP247

Hi JM. Its been pretty quiet here. Sounds like a cool place. I hope one day to visit Germany.
Current: 92 100CSQ Avant Past: 97 A6Q Avant, 95.5 S6 Avant, 93 S4, 91 CQ, 93 S4 & 98.5 A4Q sedan

ken

Cool.  It's always interesting to go to production plants (although for me that usually means they are not happy with a part of mine).
'10 GTI, Xenons, Dynaudio
'94 Miata C package- black and tan, Kosei K1's
Sold- '97 A4 1.8T Q, H&R, Bilstiens, '17 ACE Lola, Milltek/Borla, APR, Stern Power Ring

Timmy!

Hi guys!  Hope everyone is well!  This must have been a fantastic experience, JM!
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