BMW Group announces construction of new proof belligerent in a Czech Republic

Posted on 15. Dec, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich/Prague. Representatives of a BMW Group,
a Czech supervision and a Karlovary Vary segment announced
construction of a new proof belligerent currently in Prague. The roughly
500-hectare skill will be grown in Sokolov in a Karlovary
Vary region, tighten to a German limit city of Waldsassen and about
two-and-a-half hours’ expostulate from a BMW Group’s categorical development
site, a Research and Development Centre (FIZ), in Munich. The new
BMW Group proof ground, that will emanate several hundred jobs, is
slated to go into operation early in a subsequent decade. Total
investment will be in a three-digit million-euro range.


Dr. Herbert Grebenc, BMW AG, Human Resources, Senior Vice President
Real Estate Management, Corporate Security, settled during the
proclamation in Prague: “The BMW Group is during a vanguard of
technology. As an creation driver, we aim to offer business the
best, many romantic mobility knowledge and emanate digital
connectors between people, vehicles and services. At a planned
proof trickery in Sokolov, we will continue to advance
ground-breaking topics, such as electrification, digitalisation and
programmed pushing – for example, by safety-testing for
assistance systems.”


The BMW Group’s existent comforts in Aschheim, nearby Munich,
Miramas (France) and Arjeplog (Sweden) no longer have sufficient
ability to accommodate contrast requirements. The association has therefore
spent a past months exploring probable vital locations in
Germany and beside countries. Dr. Herbert Grebenc explained
a preference to locate in a Czech Republic, as follows: “We found
a ideal conditions and drift we need for car contrast in
Sokolov. Opening a initial growth plcae in Eastern Europe
will emanate new opportunities and outlines a miracle in a history
of a company. Working with a skill owners Sokolovská uhelná
and all domestic member has been intensely certain so far
and is formed on mutual trust.”


Tomáš Hüner, Czech Minister of Industry and Trade, pronounced during the
proclamation in Prague: “The supervision of a Czech Republic and
a BMW Group are scheming a corner team-work agreement on the
investment announced currently by a BMW Group in construction of a new
proof belligerent for destiny car technologies in a Karlovy Vary
region. The supervision will understanding with a breeze of a specialized
aspects of that stipulation soon. The Ministry of Industry and Trade
welcomes investments of this kind, that emanate highly-skilled and
specialised jobs and move high combined value for a Czech economy.”


Jana Vildumetzová, President of a Karlovary Vary region,
underlined a stress of a new BMW Group proof belligerent for
her region: “The skeleton of such a vital financier as a German
car manufacturer, a BMW Group, are really critical to the
Karlovary Vary region. Our segment is one of 3 in a Czech
Republic undergoing constructional change. There is a miss of research,
growth and creation and we are struggling with a necessity of
jobs. The district of Sokolov will see a light decrease in mining
in a destiny and people there will be looking for new challenges.
By formulating several hundred jobs by construction of a proving
belligerent for programmed driving, we are opening a new section in the
continued growth of a region. This will open adult attractive
new practice opportunities in growth and associated areas for
a people of Sokolov and a whole region. This plan comes at
accurately a right time and we will do all we can to ensure
that a Karlovary Vary segment is a clever partner for a company
and provides full support via a implementation.”


Karel Kučera, CEO of CzechInvest, highlighted a stress of
a investment for a Czech Republic: “Today outlines a successful
end of two-and-a-half years of negotiations, involving more
than 200 people from several departments and institutions at
inhabitant and informal turn on a Czech side. The new BMW Group
proof belligerent is a showcase for investments with high combined value,
that a Czech Republic now represents and that have been a goal
of CzechInvest in new years.”


New growth campus in Unterschleißheim –
40 BMW 7
Series exam vehicles for rarely and fully-automated driving

The association already announced in Dec 2016 that it would be
concentrating a growth imagination in car connectivity and
programmed pushing during a new campus in Unterschleißheim nearby Munich.
Upon final completion, some-more than 2,000 staff will work during a new
plcae in areas from program growth to road-testing with the
aim of building a subsequent stairs towards fully-automated driving.
Agile teams operative in tighten vicinity – generally for
decision-making – conclude a new work structures. In 2017, to
coincide with a opening of a campus, a sum of 40 BMW 7 Series
exam vehicles for rarely and fully-automated pushing on motorways
and in civic settings have been built and tested. These vehicles
have been deployed during Intel (USA), Mobileye (Israel) and BMW Group
(Munich) locations.


BMW Group in a Czech Republic

The BMW Group sales network in a Czech Republic comprises 14
dealerships. The association has operated a sales bureau in Prague since
Jun 2006. In a initial 10 months of 2017, a BMW Group delivered
6,985 BMW and MINI code vehicles (+18%) to business in a Czech
Republic. Total BMW and MINI sales for 2016 reached 7,013 units
(+7.7%). Last year’s top-selling models enclosed a BMW X5 (14.3%),
a BMW 5 Series (10.9%) and a BMW X1 (10.4%).

The BMW Group also supports vital informative activities in a Czech
Republic, including a International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary
and a International Music Festival in Český Krumlov.



Timeline – BMW Group proof grounds


1971                             BMW Group opens
dimensions trickery in Aschheim nearby Munich

1986                             BMW Group opens
contrast belligerent in Miramas, southern France

2006                             BMW Group opens
contrast centre in Arjeplog, northern Sweden (about 55 km south of
a Arctic Circle)

since Sept. 2015    Under a proxy rental
agreement, a BMW Group uses sections of Hof-Plauen Airport for
car tests (incl. contrast of motorist assistance systems).



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