New BMW Group Plant Manaus in Brazil starts motorcycle production

Posted on 20. Oct, 2016 by in BMW Canada

+++ First 100% BMW Group-owned motorcycle prolongation site outside
Germany will furnish 9 motorcycle models +++ BMW F 700 GS initial to
hurl off a prolongation line +++


BMW Motorrad distinguished a poignant enlargement of motorcycle
prolongation in Brazil today. The association strictly started operation
of a new BMW Group plant in Manaus, Brazil, a initial 100% BMW
Group-owned motorcycle prolongation site outward Germany. A sum of
around 10.5 million euros were invested in a new plant. The first
indication to be constructed during a new site in Manaus is a BMW F 700 GS.
The BMW F 800 GS, BMW F 800 GS Adventure, BMW F 800 R, BMW R 1200
GS, BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, BMW S 1000 R, BMW S 1000 RR and BMW S
1000 XR will also be locally constructed in Manaus this year.

With an initial ability of 10,000 motorcycles per year, a new unit
has already hired some-more than 175 employees and is operative together with
over 45 internal suppliers; numbers that might boost depending on growth
in internal marketplace demand.

“BMW Motorrad is expanding a motorcycle prolongation globally to
grasp tolerable business growth. Brazil stays an important
marketplace for this plan and we see good intensity in this country
over a midst and prolonged term. This is because we have motionless to construct
a initial 100% BMW Group-owned motorcycle plant outward of Germany in
Manaus,” explained Stephan Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad.

“We are really unapproachable that BMW Motorrad has achieved marketplace leadership
in a shred over 500 cc this year. We are even prouder to have
started prolongation during a new BMW Group plant in Brazil. This is
already a second plant in Brazil, following a automobile
prolongation plant in Araquari. These factors are essential to achieve
tolerable expansion in this country, focusing on a midst and prolonged term.
It underlines a joining to Brazil,” pronounced Helder Boavida,
President and CEO of BMW Group Brazil.

Built on an area of around 10,000 m², a new plant took about nine
months to complete. It has a latest apparatus and a group of
highly-trained employees, who are means to safeguard a same turn of
reward peculiarity as during other BMW Group prolongation plants.

“BMW Motorrad Brazil is focusing a plan on sustainable
growth, formed on domestic marketplace potential. With a internal production,
we design to boost sales significantly. Domestic production,
starting with a BMW F 700 GS, guarantees even some-more accessibility and
quick response to internal demand, that is critical to a success of
a business in Brazil,” combined Peter Vogel, Production Director of BMW
Motorrad in Manaus.

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