The Spartanburg, SC Facility Expands to Become BMW’s Largest Production Location
In 1992, the BMW Group announced that the company would build a US-based plant in Spartanburg, SC. In the quarter-century since the plant has been through continuous expansions and additions, and the company's recent decision to expand the plant's production of X model vehicles now marks the location as the largest manufacturing facility in BMW's production network.
Since 1992, BMW has invested $8 billion into the Spartanburg location, with 3.9 million vehicles produced since the plant went online in 1994. To prepare the plant for production of future X model generations, the company will invest another $600 million in manufacturing infrastructure between 2018 and 2021; the company will also add another 1,000 jobs to the 9,000 employees already working at the facility.
About 70 percent of the vehicles that are produced at the Spartanburg facility are exported to more than 140 countries around the world, and the plant will boast a maximum production capacity of 450,000 once the expansion is completed.
According to a press release, Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, was present at the ceremony and commented, “The BMW Group’s success story in the US would not have been possible without the open arms and warm hearts of the people and elected officials in the great state of South Carolina and the surrounding region. Our relationship with South Carolina has been built upon decades of professionalism, mutual trust and respect – and goes far beyond just building great cars.”
At Baron BMW, we're excited to start receiving the new X3 later this fall.
Source: Baron BMW Blog