$ 200 million to Spartanburg
BMW expands its plant with a newspaper store in the United States. The organization is based in Germany, where workers are currently being trained.
BMW builds a new press store at its US plant
(Image shows a similar layout at BMW in Leipzig)
BMW expands US location in Spartanburg with a new newspaper store. This was announced by Robert Engelhorn, President and CEO of BMW Productions at the South Carolina Automotive Summit in Greenville, USA. More than $ 200 million is to be invested in the new newspaper store, which will cover an area of about 20,000 square meters.
The new Press Shop is scheduled to begin production in the summer of 2024. Since then, the steel coils have been cut into blanks and sheet metal parts have been punched into X models produced on site. These are mainly accessories like doors, fenders, exterior walls and tailgate.
The Press Shop will create more than 200 new jobs. About 45 employees from the Spartanburg plant are currently training at BMW Press stores in Leipzig and Swindon (UK). These employees are trained by partners of the Schuler Group, which provides the automated servo press system. All equipment for the Spartanburg Press Store comes from BMW plants in Eisenach, Munich and Dingolfing.
It has invested nearly $ 12 billion in its South Carolina plant since 1992, according to the automaker. More than 1,500 vehicles are manufactured each day, making it the world’s largest BMW Group plant and the largest car exporter in the United States. It has an annual production capacity of up to 450,000 vehicles and employs more than 11,000 people. A new training center and expanded logistics areas are scheduled to open on site by the end of this year.
Text Hanno S. Ritter
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