New Managing Director at Audi Hungaria: Achim Heinfling succeeds to Peter Kössler

“Since it was founded, Audi Hungaria has developed to become the world’s biggest engine plant and the main engine supplier of the Audi Group. Achim Heinfling made a major contribution to this development,” stated Peter Kössler, Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at AUDI AG. “In addition to entering the SUV and CUV segments with the new models, he will ideally prepare Audi Hungaria for future technologies such as electric mobility. Furthermore, the facility in Győr will become the leading plant in the Audi Group for the production of electric drive systems.”

Wendelin Göbel, Board of Management Member for Human Resources at AUDI AG: “Achim Heinfling will ensure continuity at the Győr plant and will continue what Peter Kössler has started in the past two years as Managing Director. He will actively participate in the component organization for the entire VW Group. In this way we will secure the long-term viability of Audi Hungaria. We will also profit from his great experience as an engine expert.”

Since graduating in mechanical engineering, Achim Heinfling has worked at Audi for almost 30 years. During that time, he has held several managerial positions in various departments, including the areas of suspension production, planning and engine production. Shortly after Audi Hungaria was founded, he successfully supported the development of the new Audi plant in Győr from 1996 until 1998, before being appointed Director for Engine Production there in 2007. In that position, Mr. Heinfling initiated the series-production of more than 100 new engines. In 2014, he returned to AUDI AG in Ingolstadt as Head of Production Planning engine and chassis. In this function, he was also responsible for Audi plants outside Germany. He also prepared the series production of electric drive systems in Győr.