2004 Press Release Archive

100,000th Z4 rolls off the line

Spartanburg, SC - 11/10/2004

As BMW Manufacturing Co. nears the 10th anniversary of its grand opening, the plant celebrates another milestone as the 100,000th Z4 roadster rolls off the line just two years after production began on the vehicle. The Phoenix Yellow Z4 was completed on November 8, 2004, and will be on display in the plant before being [...]

BMW Increases Shipping through Port of Charleston

Charleston, SC - 11/09/2004

Based on a new service agreement between the Port of Charleston and BMW Manufacturing Co., shipping of BMWs through the port will increase, officials for BMW and the S.C. State Ports Authority announced today. “BMW has been a tremendous force for economic development across South Carolina,” said Bernard S. Groseclose Jr., president and CEO of [...]

BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs Golf Tournament Expands to Three Courses

Greenville, S.C. - 11/08/2004

The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament just got bigger! The tournament – a record-breaking attendance, revenue and charity-raising event on the Nationwide Tour – is expanding to three courses for 2005. The tournament, which has been played at Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards courses the past four years in [...]

BMW Manufacturing Co. Partners on Area Hiking Book

Spartanburg, S.C. - 11/05/2004

BMW Manufacturing Co., in partnership with the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, has underwritten a guidebook on South Carolina’s 30 best family hikes and walks. The book, Favorite Family Hikes: An Active Family’s Guide to Walking in South Carolina, retails for $9.95 and can be purchased at the BMW Zentrum gift shop, local bookstores, by visiting www.palmettoconservation.org, [...]

New Vice President Named at BMW Manufacturing Co.

Greer, S.C. - 09/01/2004

Peter Giliam has been named vice president of Total Vehicle Quality Management responsible for engineering and quality at BMW Manufacturing Co. He succeeds Peter Tuennermann, who has returned to Munich to work at BMW’s Research and Innovation Center. Giliam has most recently been general manager of Quality and Launch at BMW’s Rosslyn plant in South [...]

Production Figures

  • 2013 Annual Production
    Total 2013 Production: 297,326
  • 2014 Production - July
    X3 Units: 8,468
    X4 Units: 3,874
    X5 Units: 12,395
    X6 Units: 152
  • Number of jobs – 8,000
  • North American suppliers –
    170
  • South Carolina suppliers –
    40

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Sky Foster
MANAGER, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

BMW Manufacturing Co.
P. O. Box 11000
Spartanburg, SC 29304
864-989-5546
Sky.foster@bmwmc.com

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