Audi helps Hungarian environment disaster victims

(PresseBox) ( Gy?r, )
- Carmaker's 500,000 euro donation for disaster aid measures
- Chairman Rupert Stadler: "Solidarity with Hungary and the Gy?r region"
- Production at Audi Hungaria unaffected by the catastrophe

Audi is providing support for victims of the environmental disaster in Hungary. The carmaker is donating 500,000 Euros to promote aid measures. With 5,785 employees at its Gy?r location, AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. is the region's largest employer.

"The after-effects of this catastrophe threaten the existence of the people living in the area," said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. "At Audi we feel a strong sense of solidarity with this region, and we naturally wish to support the victims in this difficult situation."

To help meet urgent needs, the Company has placed 100,000 euros at the disposal of the state fund for compensating the disaster victims. A further 400,000 euros are to be used to build new homes for the residents of Kolontár, where the disaster occurred.

Audi Hungaria is not itself affected by the alarm that was issued following collapse of the dam that allowed the contents of a Hungarian aluminum producer's waste water reservoir to escape. The Audi plant in Gy?r is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Kolontár, where the disaster occurred. At the end of September Audi announced that it would be investing about 900 million euros and developing its plant in Gy?r, which currently builds engines, into an automobile plant capable of undertaking every stage in car production.

Sites Communications Christoph Lungwitz Tel: +49 (0)841 89 45751 e-mail: 2/2 Starting in 2013, 125,000 vehicles will be built each year in Gy?r, not only the Audi TT Coupé and TT Roadster sports cars but also the A3 Cabriolet, a further derivative of the A3. This project will create 1,800 new jobs at Audi's Hungarian location. When the extension is complete, Audi Hungaria will provide secure jobs for more than 15,000 people: its own workforce and its suppliers and service providers.
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