BMW’s Spartanburg, SC Facility is the Company’s Largest Production Location
The BMW Group announced in June 1992 that it was building a US-based plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and in the quarter-century since then the plant has benefited from continuous expansions and additions. Recently, BMW announced yet another expansion, marking it as the largest manufacturing facility in the company's production network.
BMW has invested $8 billion into the Spartanburg location since 1992 and 3.9 million vehicles have been produced there since the plant first went online in 1994. To equip the plant to produce future X model generations, the company is investing another $600 million by 2021 and adding 1,000 employees to the roster of 9,000 already working at the facility.
Just about 70 percent of the vehicles manufactured at the Spartanburg plant get exported to over 140 countries around the planet, and by 2021 the plant will have a maximum production capacity of 450,000 vehicles.
According to a press release, Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, was in attendance at the anniversary ceremony and stated, “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.”
Here at BMW of Annapolis, we're looking forward to the new X3 arriving later this fall, and the all new X7 being delivered in 2018.