Audi: history of defeats and victories
Audi is a popular automaker, it is unit of big Volkswagen Group, which specializes in making autos under brand Audi. Its headquarter is in Germany, Ingolstadt. The volume of vehicle making during 2010 was about 1,148,791 autos (it is 23.4% growth if compare with 2009). In 2012, German specialists did rating of the best used vehicles. Audi were recognized among the best used cars. Audi Group arosed after the process of unification of 4 companies which produce vehicles and motorcycles under brand names Horch, DKW, Audi, Wanderer. Powerful impetus for this integrating of four automakers gave financial institution (Saxon Municipal Bank),their lender. This bank was afraid of risks for its investments in the automotive manufacture. So on June 29, 1932 these producers merged to Auto Union AG. And nowadays its emblem is familiar to all 4 rings. After this occasion united the company it became the 2-nd car producer of Germany. Autos from Horch, Audi, DKW, Wanderer are not competing at all. Each of them had its own separate market segment.
At the end of the Second World War all the Saxon Auto Union plants were destroyed, and a lot of staff and management of the group left the Soviet zone of occupation. Equipment which survived was dismantled and removed.