The unit of the German automaker Audi in Mexico responds to the alleged closure of its factory in Puebla due to a debt. For several hours it circulated in the media and on social networks that municipal officials visited its facilities on the eve and closed it.
Local media reported on Friday night that the assembly plant’s facilities in San Jose Appalachia was due to a dispute over taxes and unpaid services.
According to the newspaper El Universal, municipal authorities were requesting the payment of some 90 million pesos for debts in the local property Luxembourg Email Addresses tax and for water consumption. It was in May, when the president of this municipality, Arturo Lopez Velez, pointed out that the German shipowner had a debt of 90 million pesos for the payment of land use, but that the company refused to pay.
Faced with this blow to its brand reputation, the company has finally responded by meeting Monday with authorities from the central state of Puebla.
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Audi Mexico reported that, meanwhile, the plant where it assembles its Q5 model continues to operate normally and that what happened with the authorities was a visit due to a civil protection review, but it could not be attended due to the schedule since it was his legal representative.
The municipal police had come to the call, as well as from Luciano de la Ganja and Rafael Lara Grapples, as well as personnel from the mobile lead Interior and Civil Protection, to take the corresponding actions.
According to Kan tar Millard Brown, Audi is one of the most valuable automotive brands in the world. In his latest report, he estimated that the value of the Japanese brand Toyota would be more than 28 billion dollars, while Mercedes-Benz became the second most valuable brand in the automotive market by adding more than 21 thousand 350 million dollars. Dollars. Audi appears much lower in the rankings with a value of $ 7.3 billion.