Keeping with trends across the luxury automotive industry, Audi saw record sales, deliveries and workforce growth during 2014, and the manufacturer is now preparing to share their success with every employee.
Each of Audi’s 80,000+ employees will be receiving an average bonus of €6,540, or approximately $7,043 USD, thanks to the profit-sharing strategy and collective bargaining agreements that Audi management embraces. A press release issued today announced these numbers, as well as plans to hire an additional 6,000 new employees, 4,000 of which will be in Germany, during 2015.
“In an economically challenging year, they consistently continued our product and technology offensive,” stated Thomas Sigi, Audi’s Board of Management Member for Human Resources, while commending the work ethic of Audi’s workforce. “Whoever shows such commitment should also profit personally from the company’s success.”
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Though this year’s bonus is a slight decrease from last year’s €6,900, this is due to the increase in employees. A March 11, 2014 release from Audi listed a total work force of 73,751 employees, meaning their staffing increased by as many as 7,000 new employees worldwide during 2014. Overall, things are looking very good for the German manufacturer.
After the Geneva International Motor Show introductions of the 2016 R8 and the R8 LMS for the 2016 GT3, we’re looking forward greatly to seeing what’s next. Be sure to stay with us for more updates, and in the meantime, find yourself the perfect Audi by hitting the button below.