Audi grieves for Ferdinand Piëch

The Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Bram Schot: „One of Ferdinand Piëch’s greatest strengths was that he really burned for the brand Audi. This latin word means ,listen’ – and he always listened well to both customers and staff. He lived the dream of automobility all his life and was the engine of innovation. He developed Audi into a premium brand and created a technological lead with groundbreaking developments. These include the five-cylinder spark ignition engine, quattro permanent four-wheel drive, the procon-ten safety system, the fully galvanized all-steel body and lightweight aluminum construction with the Audi Space Frame, which celebrated its premiere at the 1993 IAA in a study of the Audi A8. We will keep alive the memory of Ferdinand Piëch – a man who uniquely united genius with passion and perseverance”.

The Chairman of the General Works Council of AUDI AG, Peter Mosch: „Ferdinand Piëch was a mastermind of the automotive industry. As an entrepreneur, he combined what was technically possible and economically sensible with social responsibility. He was aware of the importance of co-determination for the Group’s success story. Audi owes its transformation into a premium brand to him”.