BMW:BMW Group Plant Spartanburg to Expand Plant Logistics Operations
+++ Includes a $100 Million Investment in a New One Million Square
Foot Facility +++ Training center to be completed in summer 2022 +++
More than 11.4 billion US dollars total investment in the site since
Spartanburg, S.C. BMW Manufacturing announced that
it will expand its logistics operations to a new building . Total
investment in the new building is approximately $100 million. When
completed, the new logistics center will be nearly one million square
feet in size with an opportunity for future expansion.
“For nearly three decades, BMW has called South Carolina its second
home. This expansion in our logistics operation represents our
continued commitment to this state, and it will prepare Plant
Spartanburg for the future,” said Dr. Robert Engelhorn, president and
CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “The new warehouse will allow us to
consolidate our logistics processes as well as implement efficiency
measures for a more sustainable logistics operation.”
When the new logistics center opens in the middle of 2022, it will
allow BMW to consolidate two offsite warehouse operations – one for
returnable containers and another for body shop parts – into one
efficient onsite location. Inside the warehouse, shipments from
suppliers will be sorted, then delivered to their respective Plant
Spartanburg technologies. The result is a faster, leaner, more
efficient supply chain.
To minimize the impact of truck traffic in the area and allow for
easy access to BMW, two private bridges will be constructed to connect
the logistics center to the BMW campus.
Update on New BMW Training Center
Construction is well underway on the new $20 million, 67,000 square
foot training center on the BMW campus, which was announced in
February. When completed in the summer of 2022, the building will
feature multiple classrooms for both professional development and
technical training, an outdoor amphitheater, and a unique concept of
outdoor meeting and workspace that includes wireless capabilities. The
training center will also be home to BMW’s well-known apprenticeship
program – BMW Scholars.
Since 1992, the BMW Group has invested more than $11.4 billion in its
South Carolina factory. BMW Group Plant Spartanburg is the largest BMW
Group plant in the world, producing more than 1,500 vehicles each day.
The plant exports more than two-thirds of its models to 125 global
markets. For seven consecutive years, it has been the largest exporter
by value in the United States. The model portfolio includes five
top-selling BMW X models, four Motorsport X models, and two plug-in
hybrid electric X models. The factory has a production capacity of up
to 450,000 vehicles and employs more than 11,000 people.