BMW Group Commitment in America Continues

Posted on 30. Nov, 1999 by in BMW Canada

13.10.2010
BMW Group Commitment in America Continues

Growth of reward shred expected
Production reliable to boost by 50% to 240,000 units
Company has invested US$ one billion between 2008 and 2010
New BMW X3 sets new U.S. benchmark for built-to-order manufacturing

Spartanburg, South Carolina. In a module to applaud a opening of a new 1.2 million block feet BMW prolongation trickery in Spartanburg, South Carolina, BMW Group Chairman Dr.-Ing. Norbert Reithofer announced a plant enlargement completes a companys one billion US dollar investment in a U.S. marketplace between 2008 and 2010.

The U.S. will sojourn a worlds largest reward marketplace for a foreseeable destiny and we intend to attend in a approaching enlargement with a enlargement of a activities here, pronounced Reithofer. Our investments, a origination of new jobs and a active impasse in internal communities are explanation of a low joining to a U.S. and a people and we will continue on this trail into a future. According to Reithofer, a BMW code wants to sojourn a best-selling European reward code in a U.S. In Sep 2010, a BMW code in a U.S. reported sales of 18,228 vehicles (+21.1 percent) and a year-to-date sales volume of 157,464 vehicles, adult 9.2 percent.

US$ 750 million of a sum investment devise have been used to ready Plant Spartanburg to furnish a all-new BMW X3 and enclosed construction of a new public gymnasium for a BMW X3 and enlargement of a Body and Paint Shops for aloft prolongation capacities. As a result, Spartanburgs prolongation ability is set to boost by 50% from 160,000 to 240,000 units by 2011.

Since a start-of-production during a Spartanburg plant in Sep 1994 some-more than 1.6 million BMW vehicles have been done for business around a universe and sum collateral investment now amounts to US$ 4.6 billion.

To support a increasing production, a sum of 1,600 new jobs are being combined with about 1,000 already hired and another 600 to be hired by a finish of a year. The sum series of jobs during a plant will boost to 7,600 by a finish of a year.

The change of a US$ one billion investment was used to enhance and update BMW Groups U.S. domicile campus in New Jersey and to build dual new informal placement centers in a Northeast and Midwest in 2008 and 2009.

Largest car exporter from a U.S. to non-NAFTA markets

Since a pregnancy of a plant in a early 1990s, BMW Group has played a heading purpose in assisting settle Americas Southeast as a new core of a automotive attention in a U.S. With a start of prolongation of a new BMW X3 and a already determined and successful prolongation of a BMW X5 and X6, Plant Spartanburg has turn a companys new primary X-model cunning center. All 3 BMW models are done exclusively during Spartanburg for North American and tellurian customers. More than 70 percent of Spartanburgs prolongation is exported to universe markets creation BMW a largest automotive exporter from a U.S. to non-NAFTA countries.

The South Carolina economy is flourishing with a assistance of BMWs U.S. operations, pronounced Senior U.S. Commerce Department Official Rick Wade. The plants success in exporting supports President Obamas National Export Initiative, that aims to double exports in a subsequent 5 years in support of several million U.S. jobs.

In conceptualizing Spartanburg as a universe plant instead of a transplant, a BMW Group done a preference with long-lasting effects for a plant and on a American economy. Beginning with prolongation of a Z3 Roadster in 1995, Spartanburg has been a net exporter of vehicles.

New standards for patron orientation, prolongation processes, logistics and purify production

The stretchable public processes of a BMW X3 joined with just-in-time tools government means that business can have their X3 tailor-made to their possess specifications. Familiar to European customers, built-to-order is a comparatively new judgment for a U.S. market. The public gymnasium for a new X3 was designed for limit prolongation coherence to accommodate individualized prolongation in a shortest probable time. In a U.S. that will meant business can cgange specifications of their new X3 and make changes to their sequence until 6 days before prolongation of a sold car begins.

The BMW Spartanburg plant was designed to be state-of-the-art in a environmental harmony and a joining to purify prolongation has been furthered in a stream expansion. Advanced prolongation processes have already reduced H2O expenditure by about 30 percent and achieved a 12.5 percent diminution in rubbish sent to landfill in 2009 vs. 2008.

The introduction of a new Integrated Paint Process (IPP) alone has meant a poignant alleviation in both a environmental and capability categories and has reduced a appetite expenditure of a paint emporium by 30 percent, CO emissions by 43 percent, and Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) by 7 percent. At a same time, IPP has reduced a routine time compulsory for any car ensuing in a 40 percent capability increase.

Local economy advantages from Plant Spartanburg

The opening of a BMW plant in Spartanburg in 1994 began a new epoch for a company, for a state of South Carolina and for a Southeast region. The sixteen years of prolongation that started on Sep 8, 1994 determined BMW as a initial European automobile manufacturer to build and successfully work an automotive plant in a U.S. The plant itself has turn an anchor in a segment and a new post of a automotive attention in a U.S.

According to studies by a University of South Carolina, BMW has played a vital purpose in a regions economy and is directly and indirectly obliged for 23,000 jobs in South Carolina alone. This includes practice during a factory, among suppliers, and in a ubiquitous economy. All together, a jobs upheld by BMW beget 1.2 billion US dollars in annual salary and salaries. Based on a multiplier that each pursuit during BMW formula in some-more than 3 other ancillary jobs, BMWs proclamation to emanate 1,600 jobs could meant over 5,000 additional jobs in South Carolina, pronounced Clemson University economist Bruce Yandle. In total, a new hires are vast adequate to diminution a stagnation rate by one commission indicate in Upstate South Carolina.

For questions greatfully contact:

Germany
Jan.Ehlen@bmw.de, Communications Business and Finance
Telephone: +49 89 382-28044, Fax: +49 89 382-24418

Daniel.Kammerer@bmw.de, Technology Communications, Production Network
Telephone: +49-89-382-25506, Fax: +49-89-382-28567

Media website: www.press.bmwgroup.com
Email: presse@bmwgroup.com

U.S.A.
Kenn.Sparks@bmwna.com, Business Communications
Telephone: +1-201-307-4467
Robert.Hitt@bmwmc.com, Communications Plant Spartanburg
Telephone: +1-864-989-5536

Media website: www.bmwusanews.com

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