The tool-making division of Audi AG has won the “Excellence in Production” competition for the fourth time to take the title “Toolmaker of the Year 2015”. Audi AG´s in-company tool manufacturing division has re-claimed the crown as the overall winner of the “Excellence in Production” competition in their sector of industry.
The Ingolstadt-based company, which had previously won in 2004, 2006 and 2011, has once again earned the title “Toolmaker of the Year”. The coveted trophy was presented to Michael Breme, Manager of the Audi Tool Manufacturing Division by last year´s winner, Michael Wiglenda, Global Senior Director in the Technical Competence Center Medical Systems at Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH on the occasion of the formal evening ceremony which is part of the annual international “Tool and Die Making for the Future” Colloquium before an audience of approximately 280 in the Coronation Room of Aachen City Hall.
In presenting the award, Michael Wiglenda praised the outstanding development and implementation of a continuous, virtual process chain which is already in place, as one of the main strengths of the Audi Tool Manufacturing Division. The jury was also very impressed with the development of a smart tool, which adjusts automatically to stabilize the process in response to new influencing factors.
The foremost tool manufacturers will be competing with one another again in the coming year. The “Tool and Die Making for the Future” colloquium and the “Excellence in Production” is sponsored by Uddeholm.