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Audi opens HUF 10 bln logistics base in Győr

German carmaker Audi has inaugurated its second logistics centre, in Győr, northwestern Hungary, completed on Tuesday through a HUF 10 bln investment, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

The ceremony was attended by Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó. He said the new 80,000 sqm logistics centre will handle 450 truckloads of raw materials daily and will create at least 500 jobs, possibly twice as many in the long run.

Audi Hungaria Motor managing director Thomas Faustmann said the two logistics centers, completed in 2013 and 2015, help the company save €3 bln a year. Audi Hungaria manufactured more than 1 million engines and 84,000 passenger cars in the first half of 2015, its biggest production volume so far.

Revenue exceeded €4.147 bln in January to June 2015, up €435 mln from a year earlier. Headcount rose 5.3% to 11,342 during the period.