Audi has managed to post a massive €30 billion revenue in the first six months of the year. The results were announced at the presentation of the half-year interim report where chairman of the board of management Rupert Stadler said the Ingolstadt-based automaker had an operating profit of €2.9 billion while the operating return on sales stood at 9.8%.
In the first six months of this year, Audi managed to deliver more than 900,000 cars, representing a 3.8% increase compared to the same period of 2014. With brand new models such as the A4 B9 Sedan and Avant just about ready to reach showrooms, the growth should continue in the following months and help Audi set another new sales record.
During January-June, Audi has hired more than 2,000 new employees while another 2,000 people will join the company’s workforce in Germany by the end of this year. Worldwide, Audi wants to boost its workforce until the end of 2015 by 6,000 while by 2019 they want to inject €24 billion in the development of new products, technologies and production network.
From January through June, they invested a whopping €2,001 million in the company’s business operations which is almost 30% more than the same period of 2014 when investments stood at €1,552 million.