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BMW Group opens plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi/Munich. High-level member of
a Mexican supervision and a BMW Group strictly non-stop the
company’s new automotive plant in San Luis Potosi in Mexico today.

Oliver Zipse, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG responsible
for Production, settled during a ceremony: “The new plant in San Luis
Potosi is an critical post of a BMW Group’s tellurian production
strategy. We aim to grasp a change in a prolongation and sales in
a opposite universe regions. We wish to strengthen a footprint in
critical and flourishing markets. Plant San Luis Potosi will
significantly boost a informal prolongation coherence in the
Americas. From here, we are delivering a locally constructed BMW 3
Series Sedan to business worldwide.”

The association has invested some-more than one billion US dollars in a new
prolongation location. The plant, that already employs 2,500 people,
will have a ability of adult to 175,000 units per year once a ramp-up
proviso is entirely completed.

San Luis Potosi will build a BMW brand’s many successful model
series: a BMW 3 Series Sedan. In a company’s some-more than 100-year
history, this iconic automobile has come to paint a heart of a brand,
environment a customary for energetic performance, potency and design.

The rite in San Luis Potosi was attended by guest including Dr.
Alfonso Romo Garza, Head of a Office of a Presidency of the
Mexican Republic; Dr Juan Manuel Carreras López, administrator of a state
of San Luis Potosi; Oliver Zipse, member of a Board of Management of
BMW AG obliged for Production; Milagros Caiña-Andree, member of
a Board of Management of BMW AG obliged for Human Resources and
Labour Relations, and Dr Andreas Wendt, member of a Board of
Management of BMW AG obliged for Purchasing and Supplier Network.

Head of Human Resources Milagros Caiña-Andree highlighted a BMW
Group’s clever joining to vocational education: “Our highly-trained
employees form a clever substructure for a new BMW Group Plant San
Luis Potosi and assistance us accommodate high peculiarity standards for a premium
products. Our twin vocational training programme is already in its
fourth generation.”

At an innovative new training centre on a plant grounds, all new
staff and apprentices are lerned in a BMW Group’s latest production
processes and technologies, formed on a twin vocational training
model. The centre is not usually focused on expanding employees’ and
apprentices’ technical skills, though also boosting motivation,
unrestrained and group spirit.

The plant is operative with 4 technical institutes in this area and
has already lerned 250 apprentices in technical occupations.

Dr Andreas Wendt, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG
obliged for Purchasing and Supplier Network: “We have a strong
retailer bottom we can build on in Mexico, carrying sourced high-quality,
technologically worldly and innovative products from here for
some-more than 10 years. Every BMW Group car currently already contains at
slightest one partial from one of a 220 Mexican suppliers. Our new plant
will advantage from brief supply routes and a high spin of
coherence this gives a supply chain.”

The BMW Group has operated a possess internal purchasing bureau in Mexico
given 2008. In 2017, a bureau relocated from Mexico City to San Luis
Potosi, where it now employs 105 people. The BMW Group’s purchasing
volume in Mexico reached USD 2.5 billion final year.


Focus on flexibility, digitalisation and sustainability

Hermann Bohrer, executive of a Mexican plant: “The plant was
designed from a start to concede us to respond fast and flexibly to
destiny indication variants and prolongation volumes. We use innovative
Industry 4.0 technologies, including new automation solutions and
complicated assistance systems. Sustainability was also a vital concentration from
a commencement – and we are environment new standards in this area.”

Latest Industry 4.0 technologies

The BMW Group used digital 3D skeleton during construction of a plant,
both for a building itself and for a designation of equipment.
During any proviso of construction, architects entered specific
information, such as location, measure and execution date into
digital models. Digital 3D-scanning record was also used during
construction for a initial time. Combining these dual technologies
authorised for real-time research of construction swell and
cost-efficient modifications, providing a BMW Group with continuous
formulation reliability.

The new BMW Group plant is a colonize in a margin of intelligent
maintenance. Smart Maintenance Assistant Software is being used for
a initial time, enabling active upkeep via a plant to
be designed forward of time, thereby augmenting apparatus availability.
Service activities are formed on current, cleverly organised
complement information instead of predefined upkeep intervals. Using smart
inclination such as tablets and smartphones, staff accept all relevant
information per apparatus status.

Various Industry 4.0 technologies are used, for example, in assembly,
where screens have mostly transposed paper via a assembly
process. Two screens per takt yield staff with all a information
they need – information which, in a past, was usually accessible on
paper. This digital pursuit label is being used for a initial time during the
BMW Group plant in Mexico.

Robots and employees work directly alongside one another in engine
pre-assembly, auxiliary in a approach that plays to a strengths of
each. Robots have a appetite to spin a complicated convertor, while the
employees have a primer inventiveness to make a final adjustments to
fit them together precisely.

New sustainability benchmarks

From a initial full year of production, a trickery in San Luis
Potosi will be a BMW Group’s many resource-efficient plant.

Careful use of H2O resources is a primary sustainability objective.
The site, with a prolongation network’s lowest H2O expenditure per
car produced, will be a BMW Group’s initial paint emporium to generate
no routine wastewater during all. The H2O indispensable for a painting
routine is reconditioned and reused.

The use of renewable appetite sources ensures that a plant will be
granted with 100% CO2-free electricity in future. A solar energy
plant on-site, covering an area of some-more than 70,000 m2,
will furnish partial of a energy.

Production for a tellurian market

The new plant in Mexico expands a BMW Group prolongation network to a
sum of 31 locations. In line with a BMW Group’s Strategy NUMBER
ONE NEXT, this ensures a association has a stretchable and efficient
general prolongation network, with a good change of value
origination between Europe, Asia and a Americas.

The new plcae in Mexico is another building retard in this growth
strategy. The nation is a member of a NAFTA free-trade area with
Canada and a United States. It also has a vast series of free-trade
agreements, including with a European Union and MERCOSUR, that make
it easier to trade cars and import granted parts.

The NAFTA segment in particular, with a consistently high sales
volumes, is a pivotal marketplace for a BMW Group. Twenty 5 years ago, the
BMW Group non-stop a plant in Spartanburg, USA, and has given invested
scarcely 9 billion US dollars in a site. The association will deposit a
serve 600 million US dollars there by 2021 to rigging it adult for future
generations of a BMW X models. The series of jobs will boost in
together to around 11,000. In total, a association supports almost
70,000 approach and surreptitious jobs in a US.

The BMW Group in Mexico

The BMW Group sales association in Mexico is celebrating its
25th anniversary this year. The internal sales association is not
usually obliged for a Mexican market, though also manages the
company’s business plan for a whole Latin America region,
covering a sum of 28 countries. Delivering continual growth, Mexico
is a many critical marketplace in this region.

In 2018, a BMW Group sole a sum of 25,090 vehicles (18,501 BMW,
6,589 MINI) in Mexico – an boost of some-more than 13% over a prior year.


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