“Works are absolutely running at the stop”: BMW brings new SUV model-and expands US plant to become the world’s largest location

"Works are absolutely on the stop"

BMW brings a new SUV model-and expands US plant to become the world’s largest location

"Works are absolutely running at the stop": BMW brings new SUV model-and expands US plant to become the world's largest location-model-and
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In the Spartanburg plant, the middle and larger off-road vehicles X3, X5 and X6 roll off the assembly line for the world market.

"Works are absolutely running at the stop": BMW brings new SUV model-and expands US plant to become the world's largest location-stop

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"Works are absolutely on the stop": BMW brings new SUV model, enlarges US work

The largest work of the Bavarian engine works will be in the United States in the future. In the factory in Spartanburg in South Carolina, the production capacity is to be more than doubled by the end of 2016. In addition, the off -road vehicle family gets growth – with the X7.

Due to the increasing demand for sporty off -road vehicles, BMW is expanding its factory in Spartanburg in South Carolina to a production capacity of 450 by the end of 2016.000 cars, as CEO Norbert Reithofer announced. This is one and a half time as much as today. The number of employees will increase from 8,000 to 8800.The biggest work is no longer in Bavaria. Because so far Dingolfing has been the largest location with almost 343.000 car built last year. Right behind it follows Spartanburg with a good 297.000 cars. BMW is now changing the waking change at the top. Here in the south of the United States, the middle and larger off-road vehicles X3, X5 and X6 are rolling off the assembly line for the world market. In addition, the production of the new X4, a cross between SUV and Coupe.

X7: Family off-road vehicle is growing

The next growth of the off-road vehicle family is already in sight. "With the BMW X7 we will develop another larger model," said the BMW boss.

"Works are absolutely running at the stop": BMW brings new SUV model-and expands US plant to become the world's largest location-works
AutoBild / Larson This is how a BMW X7 could look-a large SUV with three rows of seats

The car will also be built in Spartanburg and should find its customers, especially in the USA and China. However, Reithofer was guilty of more details. According to the corporate circles, the X7 will get a third seat. However, the start of production cannot be expected before 2018/2019.

"Our works are absolutely on the stop," said overall manager Norbert Schoch of "Wirtschaftswoche". According to information from the magazine, as many cars are said to be off the assembly line in Munich this year. "In 2014 there will be 32 Saturday shifts in the Munich work, more than ever before in the history of the work," said Schoch. Against this background, the German workforce "relaxed" the expansion of the American BMW plant in Spartanburg, he assured. “I am glad that we are no longer dependent on a market, but have the three load -bearing pillars of Europe, the USA and China."

Direct rival of the seven -seater Mercedes GL

It is not without reason that BMW builds its X series in the USA, where they are particularly popular. The upcoming X7 would be a direct rival of the seven-seater Mercedes GL, which the Stuttgarters already build in the second generation in their own US plant in Tuscaloosa in the state of Alabama. In the United States alone, the model was approximately 30 last year.Sold 000 times. Mercedes does not call worldwide sales figures. "You can’t leave the market to the competitor alone," said Reithofer. There have already been considerations for the BMW X7. However, the plans were placed under the impression of the 2008 ad Acta in 2008. Today, however, the sales of large cars are booming again. Competitive models from US manufacturers are the Cadillac Escalade or the Lincoln navigator known from Hollywood films.

The new top model of the X series is intended to help BMW defend the title of the world’s largest premium car manufacturer. The Munich team had gotten 1.66 million cars from their trunk brand last year. Audi was close to their heels with 1.58 million pieces. Mercedes-Benz followed with 1.46 million premium cars sold. In the fight for customers, however, there are limits, as Reithofer said: “A pick-up truck cannot be done with the BMW brand."

USA is the second largest market for BMW

BMW has 28 production and assembly sites worldwide. A good half of the cars in the group are being built in Germany, the rest in Great Britain with the Mini and Rolls-Royce brands as well as in the USA. The Munich -based company has been manufacturing in Spartanburg since 1994 and have so far invested more than $ 6.3 billion (4.6 billion euros). "This is the fifth significant expansion," emphasized plant manager Manfred Erlacher. The new extension will cost a billion dollar.BMW calculates that in the US state of South Carolina a total of 30.000 jobs hang in whole or in part on the work, for example with suppliers. Conversely. Germany takes third place in sales. "The United States are our second home," said production board Harald Kruger. Again and again it is also speculated that BMW can build engines here that are currently being imported. There is no decision yet, said Kruger.In the south of the United States, other foreign car manufacturers have also settled with works. One reason is that the power union UAW in the north does not get a leg on the floor here. Mercedes has been producing ML and GL class in Tuscaloosa since 1997 in Tuscaloosa. Volkswagen has been producing his US Passat in Chattanooga in Chattanooga in Tennessee. BMW has the largest work.

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7 thoughts on ““Works are absolutely running at the stop”: BMW brings new SUV model-and expands US plant to become the world’s largest location”

  1. Why are in South Carolina in Spartanburg ….
    BMW vehicles built? The provider of supposedly high -quality automobiles is supposedly … a "GERMAN" Manufacturer. So customers can first expect the quality made in Germany. So if BMW is one "so" There is great demand that the manufacturing capacities are no longer sufficient – why isn’t a new factory in Germany built in Germany? The BMW managers from Washington are forced to create safe jobs in the production industry in the USA? Saving USA? Therefore Germans have to look back into the tube? The United States is the second largest market for BMW and could create safe and well -paid long -term jobs in Germany. The BMW managers do not know the problems of GM? Is the quality of work in Spartanburg "so much" better?

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  2. Hello and good day Mr. Klug!
    What not just I want? The Germans want to keep well -paid secure long -term workplaces in Germany! The madness of globalization, the EU’s ideology of subsidy and the greed for profit from investors and sometimes also from company owners have only made it possible to take the job of workplace. Sure you also build good cars elsewhere. These countries remove our old age and surface poverty?

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  3. To forget
    You have forgotten that the tve called the Protzbishop also bought a 5-series BMW as a Protzbishop. That should also be. Otherwise you will not do justice to your obligation to persecute.

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  4. BMW
    The family, who may call their property with 48.9% BMW and the overlaved forced laborers who have never paid a penny reparation in the AFA’s battery demolitions of the afa, does not get a penny from me. I bought a BMW here in 1977 here in Canada. At that time I didn’t know the whole story. With me there is no BMW into the house. By the way, I had sold the 320 after 8 months. Too many problems. Had paid $ 10,700 and got rid of it for $ 8000. The loss was worth the matter. I’m probably the only one who knows the story, so think, otherwise BMW would not be so successful.

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  5. @Dennis Such
    Why should I have problems with your past as a Canadian? Are they so naive to think that only Germans speak German?

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  6. A new "Bavarian dung car"
    The new X7 is being built in the USA; In Germany you think about that "A liter of car" and or "e-mobile" to. Perverse world. SUVs are "State of the Art". Women in particular drive to shop or bring their offspring to class. But the Germans should rather ride on buses and trains and don’t buy a car at all. Are cars "Igitt"!

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  7. A good decision, the foreign location
    strengthen. The unions’ refugees are left behind and the ERKs of the FRG have nothing to do with cars anyway.

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