Most Audi vehicles are made in Ingolstadt or Neckarsulm, Germany, but shared assembly plants around the world manufacture Audis and other VW vehicles. Audi was founded in 1899 as Horch & Cie. in the city of Cologne, Germany, and it was acquired by the VW Group in 1966.
The VW Group plants that manufacture Audi auto parts or assemble Audi vehicles are located in Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Slovakia, India, China and Indonesia. In 2012, the VW Group announced its plans to build the company's first North American assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico. The plant is set to open in 2016.