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BMW Group Plant Dingolfing to emanate adult to 2,000 secure jobs in e-mobility

Dingolfing. The mobility of tomorrow is being turned
into existence to a vast border in Dingolfing. Ilka Horstmeier, a new
executive of a BMW Group’s plant in Lower Bavaria, is assured of
this: “We wish to, and will, emerge as a leader in a industry’s
technological transformation. And we will continue to colonize future
topics such as e-mobility and unconstrained driving.” In this context,
a plant executive announced that “we will boost a series of
Dingolfing-based jobs in a prolongation of e-drive components several
times over in a subsequent few years – to a sum of adult to 2,000.”

The augmenting direct for e-mobility, that advantages Dingolfing in
particular, is also conspicuous during a automobile plant. In 2018, the
share of electrified models some-more than doubled year-on-year, to around
9% of a sum prolongation output. Almost 30,000 plug-in variety of
a BMW 5 Series and 7 Series rolled off a public lines during the
Dingolfing plant. A sum of around 330,000 vehicles were built during the
plcae in 2018, including, as a first, a new BMW 8 Series’ coupe
and automobile variants. Thanks to these figures, Dingolfing was once
again a BMW Group’s largest European prolongation site in terms of
prolongation output.

In a entrance years, a BMW iNEXT, scheduled for prolongation during the
Dingolfing plant from 2021 on, will be among a vital milestones on
a highway to destiny mobility. Extensive investments are already being
done all around a plant to ready for a model. Ilka Horstmeier:
“The BMW iNEXT brings together all pivotal automotive technologies: it is
entirely electric, entirely connected and rarely automated. It is the
record flagship for a destiny of a whole BMW Group. And we are
unapproachable that this automobile of a destiny will be built here during a plant.”

The BMW iNEXT paves a approach for a series of innovations: Starting in
2021, it will be a initial all-electric BMW to be constructed in
Dingolfing, where it will be fabricated flexibly and good on a
singular line together with plug-in hybrid and combustion-engine models.
According to Horstmeier, a new serve would also concede the
plcae to play a pioneering purpose in a future-oriented margin of
unconstrained driving.

Ilka Horstmeier has been executive of a BMW Group’s largest European
automobile plant given Nov 2018. Commenting on her area of
responsibility, she stated: “Our attention is experiencing exciting
times, and a Dingolfing plant is really a many sparkling place
we can be right now. This is where corporate plan becomes reality.”

The plant in Dingolfing is a showcase for many destiny topics in
automotive engineering, including a BMW Group’s core of excellence
for a prolongation of electric expostulate systems. This purpose will be
significantly stretched over a subsequent few years. In a prolonged term, the
series of jobs in this earnest margin is to arise from now 600
to adult to 2,000 employees, according to Horstmeier. Dingolfing already
reserve a BMW Group’s tellurian automobile plants with batteries and
electric motors for a prolongation of electrified vehicles. From 2020,
a all-new fifth era of electric drives will hurl off the
prolongation line during a site, ensuring serve expansion in prolongation volumes.

For Ilka Horstmeier, her new assignment in Dingolfing is a bit of a
homecoming. In a mid-2000s, a new plant executive was responsible
for structure planning, programme formulation and prolongation control at
a site. Then as now she is tender by a extended imagination of the
Dingolfing staff, a good group suggestion and a plant’s outstanding
operational excellence, that is reflected in countless awards, such as
a J.D. Power Gold Award 2018 as a best European automobile plant in
terms of smoothness quality.

This is a clever substructure for a new plant executive to lead the
site with a approximately 18,000 employees into a destiny and
serve strengthen a purpose as a lead plant for a BMW luxury
class. Horstmeier: “With a prolongation launch of a new BMW 7 Series
in Mar and serve indication variants of a BMW 8 Series, our
Dingolfing plant is creation a vital grant to BMW’s model
beginning in a oppulance shred and to a Group’s profitability this year.”

Regarding a stream conditions of a BMW Group and a Dingolfing
plant, Horstmeier commented: “Even yet a ubiquitous conditions were
not always favorable, we managed to make 2018 a successful business
year with another sales record for a BMW Group. With roughly 330,000
cars produced, a Dingolfing plant once again done a major
grant to this accomplishment.”

The stream marketplace situation, however, demanded some-more than ever fast
response and flexibility. “Thanks to intelligent agreements with a works
council, we during a Dingolfing plant are really good positioned and have
a collection we need during a disposal,” explained Horstmeier.

Besides handling a prolongation outlay and a launch of a BMW 7
Series and 8 Series models, 2019 is above all a year of new
beginnings, renovation and moulding a destiny for a new plant director:
“Today, we are benefitting from decisions taken 5 years or more
ago. It is now adult to us to do both as well: master a day-to-day
business ideally while during a same time holding a right decisions
for a future. This is a charge we intend to tackle together with the
whole Dingolfing team.”


If we have any questions, greatfully contact:

Bernd Eckstein, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Head of Communications

Phone: 49 8731 76 22020, email: [email protected]


Thomas Niedermeier, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Communications

Phone: +49 8731 76 27666, email: [email protected]




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The BMW Group Plant Dingolfing

Plant Dingolfing is one of a BMW Group’s 30 tellurian production
sites. At Plant 2.4, about 1,500 cars of a BMW 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Series hurl off a public lines each day. In total, a plant
made tighten to 330,000 cars in 2018. At present, a sum of
approx. 18,000 employees and 800 apprentices work during a BMW Group’s
site in Dingolfing.

In serve to a automotive core production, BMW Group Plant
Dingolfing is also home to prolongation comforts for vehicle
components such as pulpy parts, seats as good as framework and drive
components. Due to a plant’s aluminium imagination in vehicle
construction and longstanding knowledge in producing alternative
drives, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing similarly provides crucial
components for a BMW i models – such as high-voltage battery,
e-transmission and a expostulate structure – to a prolongation site in
Leipzig. In addition, Dingolfing produces both high-voltage batteries
and electric engines for a BMW Group’s plug-in hybrid models.

The automobile bodies for all Rolls-Royce models are also made at
a site. The Dynamics Center, a vast storage and transshipment
facility, provides a tellurian BMW and MINI dealership organization
with strange tools and equipment.


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.
The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 30 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 14 countries; a association has a tellurian sales network in
some-more than 140 countries.

In 2018, a BMW Group sole over 2,490,000 newcomer vehicles and
some-more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in the
financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.678 billion. As of 31 Dec 2017, a BMW Group had a
workforce of 129,932 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.