BMW Group builds mobility of a destiny in Leipzig

Posted on 30. Nov, 1999 by in BMW Canada

BMW Group builds mobility of a destiny in Leipzig

400 million investment in Megacity Vehicle prolongation
BMW Group to emanate 800 jobs

Munich. The mobility of a destiny is underneath construction in Leipzig. The BMW Group is expanding a plant in Leipzig to make it a initial plcae in Germany versed to hoop a large-scale prolongation of zero-emission electric cars. In a duration adult to 2013, around 400 million will be invested during a plant in new buildings and machine for a prolongation of a Megacity Vehicle (MCV). Some 800 jobs will be combined in a process. The plant enlargement was launched on Friday by German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Dr Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of a Board of Management of BMW AG, together with a Prime Minister of a German state of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, and a Governor of Washington state in a US, Chris Gregoire.
By producing a Megacity Vehicle in Germany a BMW Group is demonstrating a transparent joining to Germany as a high-tech location. With this automobile we are revolutionising automotive pattern and production, and charity a business a initial purpose-built electric automobile for civic areas. This will be a worlds initial volume-produced automobile with a newcomer cell done from lightweight CFRP, as reduction weight enables a longer range, explained Reithofer. We done a unwavering preference to furnish a automobile in Germany, during a plant in Leipzig a newest and many cutting-edge trickery with a many stretchable structures, he added.
Including prolongation of components, a BMW Group and a corner try set adult with a SGL Group for a make of CO fibres are investing a sum of 530 million in a project. The beneficiaries of this investment are a BMW plants in Leipzig and Landshut and a corner try comforts in Wackersdorf and Moses Lake (Washington state, USA). A sum of over 1,000 jobs will be combined as a outcome of a investment. The BMW plant in Dingolfing will furnish critical components for a expostulate complement and framework of a MCV.

A new dimension in sustainability

The BMW Group is fixation good value on sustainability via a value sequence for a Megacity Vehicle. This proceed extends distant over a emission-free operation of a automobile itself. Indeed, a BMW Group has also set itself desirous aims with courtesy to environmental insurance and a refuge of healthy resources when it comes to production. For example, a companys aim is to move a appetite requirement down by 50 per cent and revoke H2O use by 70 per cent per vehicle. The association is aiming to safeguard that 100 per cent of a appetite it uses comes from renewable sources. These total are formed on a comparison with a stream values of a BMW Group prolongation network, that has set a sustainability benchmark in a automotive zone for several years now.

Ongoing rave of imagination in a area of electromobility

The BMW ActiveE formed on a BMW 1 Series Coup will hurl off a prolongation line during a Leipzig plant from as early as 2011. This automobile represents a BMW Groups second step, after a MINI E, towards putting an emission-free electric automobile into array production. The believe gained with a MINI E and BMW ActiveE is channelled directly into a array growth of a MCV. All of that means that from 2011, Leipzig will be a centre of imagination for a prolongation of electric cars within a BMW Groups worldwide network. To this end, BMW is also augmenting a series of tutelage places in Leipzig from 40 to 55 per year.

The BMW Group
The BMW Group is one of a many successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in a universe with a BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. As a tellurian company, a BMW Group operates 24 prolongation comforts in 13 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

The BMW Group achieved a tellurian sales volume of approximately 1.29 million automobiles and over 87,000 motorcycles for a 2009 financial year. Revenues totalled euro 50.68 billion. At 31 Dec 2009, a association employed a tellurian workforce of approximately 96,000 associates.

The success of a BMW Group has always been built on long-term meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore determined ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain, extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy. As a outcome of a efforts, a BMW Group has been ranked attention personality in a Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for a final 6 years.

For questions greatfully contact:

Tobias Hahn
Technology Communications
Mobility, plan i and Alternative Drives
Telefon: +49-89-382-60816
Fax: +49-89-382-23927

Jochen Mller
BMW Plant Leipzig
Corporate Communications
Telefon: +49-341-445-38000
Fax: +49-341-445-39888


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