Success story: BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in a US becomes largest prolongation plcae within 25 years

Posted on 26. Jun, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich/Spartanburg. The BMW Group has been a
committed “local player” in a US marketplace for a quarter-century: On 23
Jun 1992, a BMW Group announced a preference to build a US plant
in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Continuous enlargement of a plant with
endless additions and a preference to build a successful BMW X
models in Spartanburg have done a plant a largest manufacturing
trickery in a BMW Group prolongation network within a space of 25
years. During a rite to symbol a anniversary, a all-new BMW X3
rolled off a prolongation line in Spartanburg. More than 1.5 million
BMW X3 vehicles have been delivered to business worldwide given it
was initial launched during a finish of 2003. The new BMW X3 will be launched
in tumble 2017.


Harald Krüger, Chairman of a Board of Management of BMW AG, stated
during a ceremony: “The BMW Group’s success story in a US would not
have been probable though a open arms and comfortable hearts of a people
and inaugurated officials in a good state of South Carolina and the
surrounding region. Our attribute with South Carolina has been
built on decades of professionalism, mutual trust and honour – and
goes distant over usually building good cars.”


The BMW Group has invested 8 billion US dollars in a production
plcae to date and constructed around 3.9 million vehicles given going
online on 8 Sep 1994. “From 2018 to 2021 we will deposit further
600 million US dollars in prolongation infrastructure for future
generations of a BMW X models,” pronounced Harald Krüger. At present, the
plant is removing prepared for prolongation of a all-new BMW X7, which
will be launched onto a marketplace in late 2018.


The BMW Group produces BMW X models in Spartanburg for a US and
tellurian markets. With record prolongation of some-more than 411,000 units in
2016, Spartanburg is a largest BMW Group plant worldwide. Around
1,400 BMW X3, X4, X5, and X6 vehicles come off a public line every
operative day. Maximum prolongation ability is 450,000 vehicles per year.


Around 70 percent of a vehicles constructed in Spartanburg are
exported to some-more than 140 countries worldwide. According to a US
Department of Commerce, a BMW Group is a largest car exporter
from a US in terms of financial value. In 2016, 287,700 BMW vehicles
with a sum value of some-more than 10 billion US dollars were exported
from Spartanburg: 86 percent were shipped from a Port of Charleston,
with a remaining 14 percent dispatched from 5 other ports in the
Southeastern United States.


The BMW Group has 235 internal suppliers in a US. In 2016, 80 percent
of a BMW Group’s purchasing volume in a NAFTA area originated in
a US. The US is a company’s second-largest purchasing market,
after Germany, and accounts for 5.2 billion euros.


Harald Krüger: “Free trade has done this success story in a US
possible. we resolutely trust in giveaway trade and open markets. It is
essential for tellurian businesses and economies around a universe to
flourish. We will keep investing in a people and in a business in
a US. Therefore, we sojourn assured that a footprint and
joining will continue to grow not usually in a good state of South
Carolina, though also in a United States in a years to come.”


The Spartanburg plant employs some-more than 9,000 people. “By 2021we will
emanate serve 1,000 jobs,” settled Harald Krüger. “Training and
subordinate a associates is pivotal to a destiny success.” Training at
a plant is formed on a German twin tutelage training system
that combines classroom training with unsentimental experience. In the
past 10 years, a BMW Group has invested some-more than 220 million US
dollars in vocational and continued training during a Spartanburg
facility, with another 200 million US dollars designed over a next
5 years. The training programs are run in team-work with local
colleges. The “BMW Scholars” tutelage module launched in 2011
is now scheming around 100 apprentices for their careers within
a plant.


According to an eccentric investigate of University of South Carolina
(Moore School of Business), a national mercantile impact of BMW
Group Plant Spartanburg is 38.5 billion US dollars annually.


US sales market

In a initial 5 months of 2017, a BMW Group delivered 137,916 BMW
and MINI vehicles to business in a US (-4.8%). Sales of Sports
Activity Vehicles rose 13.8% and accounted for 46.8% of sum US sales
in a year to a finish of May (56,233 vehicles). 37.1% of a vehicles
sole in a US over a same duration were constructed during BMW Group Plant
Spartanburg. The BMW Group sell network in a USA comprises 657
dealerships. In total, a association supports approximately 70,000
approach and surreptitious jobs in a US. According to an eccentric study
of University of South Carolina (Moore School of Business), the
multiplier outcome formula in even some-more than 120,000 jobs, if further
50,000 jobs outward a automotive attention are also taken into account.


Current print element from a rite to symbol a “BMW Group Plant
Spartanburg 25th anniversary” can be found underneath




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The BMW Group


With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
As a tellurian company, a BMW Group operates 31 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than
140 countries.


In 2016, a BMW Group sole approximately 2.367 million cars and
145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation was approximately
€ 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31
Dec 2016, a BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.


The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
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.





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