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900M Expansion of BMW Spartanburg Plant for X4 Production Full Speed Ahead

by Tim Jones on October 09, 2012 at 05:40:03 PM

The Spartanburg Herald Journal reports that BMW's 900 million dollar expansion of their Spartanburg factory is on track. The expansion of BMW's only US factory was announced in February and will give the factory the ability to produce up to 350,000 vehicles, including the new X4. Spartanburg-based BMW Manufacturing Co. said Thursday it is on track to deliver on the $900 million expansion the company...

BMW Manufacturing Recognized for Export Success - Remains Largest Vehicle Exporter

by Mark Jurista on September 26, 2012 at 03:51:15 PM
BMW Manufacturing Recognized for Export Success - Remains Largest Vehicle Exporter

BMW Manufacturing Co. has been recognized by the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) as its Exporter of the Year. In addition, the NAFTZ recognized BMW as the recipient of its Export Achievement Award for being the member that showed the most improvement in value. Congrats to BMW for the award!

Details on BMW X3 (F25) Production at Spartanburg, S.C.

by Tim Jones on September 07, 2010 at 11:49:41 AM
Details on BMW X3 (F25) Production at Spartanburg, S.C.

BMW Manufacturing announced today that production of the new BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle got underway at the South Carolina plant. In early 2008, BMW Group announced that it would invest $750 million in the South Carolina plant, its largest investment in South Carolina to date. This commitment paved the way for construction of a new Assembly Hall built exclusively to produce the BMW X3 along with a significant expansion to the existing Paint Shop. This 1.5 million square foot addition...

BMW ends X3 (E83) production in Austria and begins X3 (F25) production in Spartanburg

BMW favors a smooth transition when carrying out a generation change. The end of production of the first generation of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) was celebrated at the plant of the Austrian production partner Magna Steyr in Graz yesterday. Production of the new BMW X3, which will be launched on the German market on 20 November 2010, will begin today at the BMW Spartanburg plant in the US state of South Carolina. The new BMW X3 is a resolute continuation of the formula for ...

BMW cutting vehicle weight with increased use of aluminum

by Tim Jones on August 10, 2010 at 12:03:56 PM
BMW cutting vehicle weight with increased use of aluminum

To help reduce vehicle weight aluminum is becoming more important for German automaker BMW and its use of the metal has grown steadily in recent years, the company said. Carmakers around the world are on a mission to reduce the weight of cars to promote fuel efficiency and aluminum fits the bill as it is lighter than steel and sustainable because it can be recycled. "The most significant changes were the introduction of aluminum doors and hoods in some models as well as casted structural...


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