BMW Plant Spartanburg overtook Dingolfing, Germany as the most important BMW plant on this planet with greater than 450,000 autos produced yearly. However its rival in Stuttgart has no intention to observe BMW’s steps, arguing mega-plants are too unwieldy to handle.
Mercedes’ Vance plant in Alabama, is already at its ideally suited dimension, say executives, having produced 310,000 autos final yr. This made it one in all Mercedes’ largest vegetation alongside Bremen, Rastatt and Sindelfingen in Germany, and Beijing Benz.
Staff in Vance nonetheless will probably be constructing extra vehicles since a part of the brand new funding will go right into a logistics hub that may ship full knockdown kits to abroad markets, together with Thailand, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam and India. The Vance manufacturing unit is on a really brief listing of web sites that may construct each its EQ line of electrical autos and battery packs.
The BMW Group has invested eight billion US within the Spartanburg location up to now and produced round three.9 million autos since going surfing on eight September 1994. “From 2018 to 2021 we are going to make investments additional 600 million US in manufacturing infrastructure for future generations of the BMW X fashions”, stated Harald Krüger.
Round 70 % of the autos produced in Spartanburg are exported to greater than 140 international locations worldwide.
[Supply: Automotive News]