BMW’s South Carolina Plant – A Shining Example of BMW Dominance!
Anyone can easily recognize the circular logo made up of blue and black quadrants! Yes, we are talking about BMW cars! The Bayerische Motoren Werke AG is one of the largest automobile manufacturing giants in the world and exports to almost every part of the world! BMW has several manufacturing plants worldwide , one of these plants being located in South Carolina. This plant really proved to be of significance for BMW in 2011!
BMW’s South Carolina plant is responsible for the production of over 1000 vehicles every day. Besides production, the plant also acts as the exporter of three BMW’s SUV models, BMW X3, the BMW X5 and the BMW X6. The plant was inaugurated over 18 years ago, and has been a major producer and exporter for BMW since 1994. The plant produced the largest exporting figures in all of the United States of America, marking a huge improvement in the company’s status on the US mainland!
The South Carolina plant is situated in Spartanburg currently, and as mentioned above, produces some 1000 units every day. The plant has produced over 2 million vehicles for BMW, and the estimated production capabilities of the plant would be somewhere near 3 million vehicles every year! BMW aims to export 70% of this number on a massive scale to 130 overseas markets! This expansion is expected to be complete by 2014, which will give BMW an even stronger international market presence.
BMW’s South Carolina plant’s export statistics were analyzed by the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones which noted that the plant was the largest exporter in the field of automobiles in the entire United States. The plant received the award for showing the best improvement by the NAFTZ at an award ceremony at the South Carolina port. The award was accepted by the manager of corporate communications, Sky Foster, who expressed BMW’s recognition for the Port’s cooperation with BMW in their export activities.
BMW Manufacturing Co. has certainly set a high mark with the production and export figures of its South Carolina plant and it is expected to get even better results with BMW’s 900$ million expansion of the plant!