Car maker BMW is stepping on gas at its US location: a new logistics hub with more than 90,000 square meters is currently under construction in Spartanburg.
BMW announced on Friday that the Munich Group’s largest investment is about $ 100 million. Expansions are still possible in the future. “For almost three decades, South Carolina has been the second home of the BMW Group. The expansion of our logistics operations underscores our current commitment to this position and ensures the future credibility of the Spartanburg plant.” Robert Engelhorn, President and CEO of BMW Productions.
The opening of the logistics center is scheduled for mid-2022. Then the two decentralized warehouses – one with reusable containers and the other with body parts – will be merged into one. The aim is to create a fast, slim and efficient supply chain, according to Communications. In order to reduce traffic in the area, two bridges will be built.
6000 square meters for the training center
A “training center” is being built on the BMW campus in Spartanburg. It is a training center in which the company invests US $ 20 million. The training center covers an area of 6,000 square meters and includes working areas with multiple training rooms and wireless connections for professional development and technical training. A new concept for an outdoor amphitheater and outdoor encounters has also been announced. In the future, the center will be the site of the “BMW Scholars” training program. It is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2022.
BMW opened a plant in South Carolina in 1992 and, according to its own data, has invested over $ 11.4 billion. More than 1500 vehicles, mainly the X-Series, are manufactured on the US site every day. It employs more than 11,000 people. The second largest BMW manufacturing facility is Dingolfing, which usually has 1,200 vehicles a day and approximately 17,000 employees. – pnp / ek
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