BMW Group expands U.S. plant in South Carolina
Company to deposit a serve USD 900 million
Around 300 new jobs for Spartanburg
Two-millionth automobile rolls off a public line
Arndt announces X-model family enlargement with BMW X4
Spartanburg/Munich. The BMW Group is expanding ability during a U.S. plant in Spartanburg. “We devise to deposit over a subsequent 3 years scarcely USD 900 million in a Spartanburg plant by 2014. This will emanate 300 new jobs by a finish of this year. This will concede us to furnish 350,000 units in Spartanburg in a midst term,” says Frank-Peter Arndt, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for Production, in Spartanburg on Thursday. The BMW Group already invested USD 750 million in a enlargement of a plant for prolongation of a new BMW X3 between 2008 and 2010.
“This is in response to rising tellurian direct for a BMW X models and a enlargement of a BMW X family to embody a BMW X4,” Arndt explains during a rite to applaud prolongation of a two-millionth automobile during a BMW plant in South Carolina given 1994. The pierce will move a BMW Group’s sum investment in South Carolina to scarcely USD 6 billion.
The Governor of a State of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, speaks during a ceremony, saying: “BMW has once again supposing extensive justification that South Carolina is a plans for poignant mercantile growth success. The partnership between this association and a State is an fast instance of how to attract, keep and grow business to kindle incessant pursuit creation.”
Production in Spartanburg reached new high in 2011
Last year, a BMW plant in Spartanburg constructed 276,065 vehicles for some-more than 130 markets around a world, representing an boost of 73% over a prior year. The BMW X3 also played a vital purpose in this certain development. Global sales of this highly-successful indication rose 156% in 2011 to strech a sum of 117,944 vehicles.
More than 70% of a vehicles constructed in Spartanburg (192,813) were exported, creation a BMW Group a largest automotive exporter to a non-NAFTA countries.
Four expansions already during U.S. plant
Since it non-stop in 1994, a BMW plant in Spartanburg has already undergone 4 expansions and constructed 6 opposite BMW models (318i, Z3, Z4, X5, X6, X3) and their variants. Employment has grown from 500 primarily to some-more than 7,000 today.
BMW’s Spartanburg plant is state-of-the-art in terms of environmental protection. Advanced prolongation processes have done automobile prolongation even some-more environmentally-compatible: Over a past 5 years, it was probable to revoke appetite expenditure by 48%, separate H2O consumption, revoke CO2 emissions by 44% and rubbish by 65% by car. In 2010, for example, a Spartanburg plant generated roughly 62 million kilowatt hours of electricity from a methane gas appetite centre located on a drift of a trickery and granted by a internal landfill. This accounts for over 37% of a whole plant’s sum electrical demand.
USA largest marketplace for BMW Group in 2011
The BMW Group is a heading manufacturer of reward automobiles in a U.S., a world’s largest marketplace for reward automobiles. Last year, a BMW Group increasing sales of a BMW and MINI code vehicles in a U.S. by roughly 15% to strech a sum of 305,418 vehicles. The American marketplace was therefore a largest marketplace for a BMW Group in 2011.
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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 25 prolongation and public comforts in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.
During a financial year 2010, a BMW Group sole 1.46 million cars and some-more than 110,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation for 2010 was euro 4.8 billion on revenues amounting to euro 60.5 billion. At 31 Dec 2010, a BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 95,500 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.