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Oesterreichische Fabriken

In message <> Bob Davis writes:

> The bodies for the A8 are built in Soest, Germany, in a factory run jointly
> by ALCOA and Audi.

One of the members of the UK quattro Owners Club wrenches for one of the four 
designated A8 bodyshops in the UK.
He relates that they have (at _great_ expense) had to build a completely 
separate facility for A8 bodywork.  Audi is apparently anal-retentive about the 
tools and equipment used - the A8 section of the workshop is almost 
hermetically sealed off from the rest of the shop.  No tools or equipment may 
cross the line - anything used within the A8 area has to be qualified for use 
on aluminium, etc.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club