AUDI Aktiengesellschaft | | Type | Public | Traded as | FWB: NSU | Industry | * Automobile distribution * Automobile manufacturing | Founded | Zwickau, Germany (16 July 1909 (1909-07-16)) | Founder(s) | August Horch | Headquarters | Ingolstadt, Germany | Number of locations | 7 production facilities in 6 countries | Area served | Worldwide | Key people | * Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management * Wolfgang Egger, Head of Design * Wolfgang Dürheimer, Head of Technical Development | Production output | 1,343,195 units (2011) (Audi brand only) | Revenue | €44.096 billion (2011)  | Profit | €5.3 billion (2011) | Total assets | €16.832 billion (2009) | Total equity | €3.451 billion (2009) | Owner(s) | Volkswagen Group (~99.55%) | Employees | 46,372 (2009) | Subsidiaries | * Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. * Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. * Italdesign Giugiaro * Automobile Lamborghini S.p.A * quattro GmbH | Website | audi.com | References:  |
AUDI Aktiengesellschaft (help·info) designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes automobiles and motorcycles. Audi oversees worldwide operations from its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in seven production facilities worldwide.
AUDI AG has been a majority owned (99.55%) subsidiary of Volkswagen AG since 1966, following a phased purchase of AUDI AG 's predecessor, Auto Union, from Daimler-Benz. Volkswagen relaunched the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series.
The company name is based on the surname of the founder, August Horch. "Horch", meaning "listen", becomes "Audi" when translated into Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of four car companies that banded together to create the company. Audi 's slogan is Vorsprung durch Technik, meaning "Advancement
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