Spartanburg Facility is Now BMW's Largest Production Location

On June 23, 1992, the BMW Group announced plans to build a plant in Spartanburg. Fast-forward 25 years since then: the plant has experienced continuous expansions and additions, with the company's recent decision to manufacture the BMW X model vehicles at the plant making the location 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 at the plant since 1994. The company will invest another $600 million in manufacturing infrastructure for future X model generations between 2018 and 2021, while also adding 1,000 jobs to the 9,000 already employed at the plant. Roughly 70 percent of the vehicles produced in Spartanburg are exported to 140 countries around the world, and the facility will have a maximum production capacity of 450,000 once the expansion is completed.

According to a press release, Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, was present at the ceremony and observed, “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.”

At BMW of Columbia, we can't wait for the South Carolina-produced X3 to arrive this fall.