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BMW invests $ 200 million in new Press Shop in the United States

America is improving BMW invests $ 200 million in new Press Shop in the United States

Source: Press Release

BMW Group relies on a new press organization in South Carolina. Magazine manufacturer Schuler offers an automated press line.

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It is representative of the BMW X series. It also removes the assembly line from the American plant of the automobile manufacturer in Spartanburg. BMW now spends about $ 200 million to improve sheet metal work and processing through Schuler Press Ari-Ho.

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BMW Group announces investment of over $ 200 million in construction of 20,000 square meter stamping plant at Spartanburg (South Carolina) plant. This will create about 200 new jobs. Robert Engelhorn, president and CEO of BMW Productions, made at least this announcement at the South Carolina Automotive Summit in Greenville. The BMW plant in Spartanburg is the BMW Group’s largest plant in the world, producing 1,500 vehicles every day. It has a production capacity of up to 450,000 vehicles per year. More than 11,000 employees work here.

High quality BMW Press technology is now available in the United States as well

So the new BMW Press Shop will start production in the summer of 2024. The steel coils are cut into blanks and then used to make sheet metal for BMW X models manufactured there. Punch. Sheet metal components are mainly components such as doors, fenders, exterior walls and tailgates.

Through this move, the BMW Group would like to emphasize its commitment in the United States – especially in South Carolina. Engelhorn adds: “We are a key driver of the region’s economic power and the training and further education of workers.”

High qualification levels for BMW production

Engelhorn insists that a modern newspaper shop, as planned, requires advanced training from production staff. Especially in terms of tool and stamping technology, electrical and mechanical maintenance matters of automatic machines and plant management. That’s why more than 45 employees from the Spartanburg plant are currently training at BMW Press stores in Leipzig and Swindon (Great Britain). However, these future professionals will be trained by the experts of the mechanical engineering company Schuler so that they can learn the automatic servo press systems that Schuler supplies to BMW plants. Because the automatic press line for Spartanburg also comes from Schuler. All equipment for the local newspaper shop will be provided by the BMW Group from the Eisenach, Munich and Dingolfing plants.

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