Diversity Strategy

As a leader in the global automotive industry, and one of the leading manufacturers of premium automobiles, BMW Manufacturing Co. works toward a goal of inclusiveness that enables us to attract and retain a talented workforce, develop a diversified supplier network and have a positive impact through extensive community involvement.

This approach to inclusiveness strengthens our ability to manufacture extraordinary vehicles. Together, we are committed to leveraging our diverse culture in order to drive our future forward.

In order to sustain a leadership position, we must recognize that unique contributions come from the implementation of a diverse business model and ensures our company’s long-term manufacturing success.


Supplier Diversity

BMW Manufacturing believes diversity among our suppliers adds value throughout our organization and is imperative to our business. For this reason, we’ve developed a supplier diversity initiative that promotes an inclusive procurement environment. This also reinforces the importance of minority- and women-owned businesses to our long-term sustainability.

Companies interested in doing business with BMW Manufacturing should send a packet of information about the company and its services to:

Procurement Department 
BMW Manufacturing Co. 
P.O. Box 11000 
Spartanburg, SC 29304

BMW Supplier Diversity Spotlight

For the last two years, Core Technology Molding Corporation has been manufacturing BMW’s Electric Vehicle charger for Tyco Electronics.  The company began with prototype tools in 2012 and helped develop the production tools for the project.  Initially, the charger was shipped to BMW in Munich, Germany and now it is in every BMW dealership with the charge station.  Core Technology Molding Corporation in Greensboro, NC provided the injection molding and molding for 8 components inside the charger.   

 Core Technology competes in the Automotive, Heavy Truck, Medical Device, Consumer Products and Outdoor Equipment markets.  Core Technology is ISO 9001:2008 certified and also has a Class 10,000 ISO 7  and Class 1,000 ISO 6 certified Clean Room.   

2014 Supplier Diversity Event

In April, BMW Manufacturing hosted their third annual BMW Tier 1 Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference. The 2014 event drew more than 1,400 women-owned and minority-owned companies for a day of professional development and networking with 136 BMW Tier 1 Suppliers, a 10% increase versus the 2013 supplier participation.

Philip Heinrichsdorff, Vice President for Procurement at BMW Manufacturing, kicked off the event with impressive supplier diversity results for the plant’s direct and indirect supply base. “Not only have we significantly increased our direct spend with women- and minority-owned Tier 1 suppliers by 237% since 2011, but we are dramatically impacting the buying decisions of our Tier 1 suppliers as they continue to increase their minority spend by over 500% since 2011, the same year that we launched this event,” said Heinrichsdorff.

View Images from the 2014 Diversity Event

  • BMW Manufacturing's Diversity Matchmaker event on 4/10/14.  File: 041014GR34
  • BMW Manufacturing's Diversity Matchmaker event on 4/10/14.  File: 041014GR34
  • BMW Manufacturing's Diversity Matchmaker event on 4/10/14.  File: 041014GR34
  • BMW Manufacturing's Diversity Matchmaker event on 4/10/14.  File: 041014GR34