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BMW Group expands activities in China

BMW Group expands activities in China

Second plant non-stop with partner Brilliance in Shenyang
Further boost in ability if indispensable
€ 500 million additional deposit in internal sites
Joint try engine plant starts production
Tiexi many tolerable car plant in China

Tiexi/Munich. BMW AG and a corner try partner, Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd., are currently opening a many tolerable car prolongation trickery in China and one of a many innovative and stretchable car prolongation comforts worldwide.
“With a second plant in Shenyang, we will boost a ability in China to 200.000 vehicles. Together with a partner Brilliance we will serve deposit € 500 million in China, so scheming for destiny growth”, pronounced Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of a Board of Management of BMW AG, during a central rite to symbol a opening of a company’s second car plant in China in a city of Tiexi on Thursday. “With this investment we will boost sum ability of both plants to 300.000 units per year over a middle term. Due to a stretchable prolongation structure we will be means to furnish adult to 400.000 vehicles depending on marketplace development”, settled Reithofer.

This brings a dual partners’ sum investment in Chinese locations to around € 1.5 billion given 2009, a year a association announced it would build a second plant.
“China is one of a BMW Group’s tip 3 markets worldwide and offers endless intensity for growth, generally in a reward segment”, continued Reithofer. BMW AG has been producing BMW 3 Series and 5 Series models for a Chinese marketplace with a long-standing corner try partner, Brilliance, in Shenyang given 2003. The opening of a second car plant in China will enhance a operation of locally-produced models to embody a BMW X1. Production of a long-wheelbase chronicle of a BMW 3 Series will also start in Tiexi over a entrance weeks.

Friedrich Eichiner, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, Finance, explained during a opening rite in Tiexi: “Building a new plant in Tiexi was a subsequent judicious step in public flourishing direct in a Chinese market. As a tellurian company, we aim for balanced, tolerable boost – in determined markets and in rising boost regions.”

Engine plant starts prolongation in Shenyang
The dual partners have also begun producing 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engines during a third plcae in Shenyang. The engine plant has an initial ability of 200,000 engines, that will boost in line with a boost of a dual car plants. The launch of engine prolongation will concede a corner venture’s dual prolongation locations in Dadong and Tiexi to be granted locally. “The opening of a usually engine prolongation trickery outward of Europe is a vital step for BMW Brilliance Automotive and underlines a joining to a boost marketplace of China,” explained Friedrich Eichiner.

Over a subsequent few years, some-more than 2,000 new jobs will be combined to a roughly 8,000 already combined in Shenyang. In and with a boost of prolongation capacities a serve 500 jobs will be created.

The opening of a dual plants expands a company’s tellurian prolongation network to 29 locations in 14 countries.

BMW Group forecasts new sales record in China for 2012
China was one of a BMW Group’s largest markets worldwide in a initial 4 months in 2012, with 107,211 vehicles sole (+35%). The association stays assured for a year as a whole: “We design sales in China to grow during a double-digit rate once again in 2012 and to grasp record deliveries,” combined Reithofer. In serve to a start of BMW X1 prolongation in Tiexi, a ramp-up of a long-wheelbase chronicle of a new BMW 3 Series in a second half of a year will beget serve movement for sales. Last year, a BMW Group sole 233,630 vehicles in China – an boost of 37.7%. The BMW Group sell network stretched from 210 to 290 dealerships over a march of 2011.

Tiexi many tolerable car plant in China
The new car plant in Tiexi sets a customary for a prolongation of reward automobiles in China and worldwide. It is a outcome of endless knowledge and creation during other plants within a BMW Group’s globe-spanning prolongation network. It combines a quite high thoroughness of state-of-the-art technologies to set new sustainability standards for resource-efficient prolongation of automobiles. More than sixty opposite measures for resource-efficient prolongation optimise appetite and H2O consumption, as good as a amounts of waste, routine wastewater and well-off emissions produced. Since a paint emporium provides poignant precedence for conserving resources during a prolongation process, a Tiexi plant will incorporate one of a many cutting-edge, resource-efficient paint shops in a world. To safeguard tolerable appetite era a site will be granted with breeze power.

Creative network
Besides fluctuating a prolongation and sales network, a BMW Group is also expanding a general artistic network with dual new creation centres in a Chinese capital of Shanghai. The BMW Group auxiliary DesignworksUSA non-stop a studio in Shanghai in Apr 2012 to settle a bottom in one of a world’s fastest-growing consumer products markets. Located in a same building as DesignworksUSA, a new Connected Drive Lab will rise future-oriented Connected Drive functions in a areas of convenience, infotainment and reserve that are specifically geared towards Chinese customers.

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The BMW Group
The BMW Group is one of a many successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in a universe with a BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a tellurian company, a BMW Group operates 29 prolongation and public comforts in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

In 2011, a BMW Group sole about1.67 million cars and some-more than 113,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation for a financial year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82 billion. At 31 Dec 2011, a BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 100,000 employees.

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 7 years.

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