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.
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:
BMW Manufacturing Co.
P.O. Box 11000
Spartanburg, SC 29304
BMW Supplier Diversity Spotlight
Carla Bates founded Bates Enterprises, Inc., in 1995. Since then, Bates has expanded its client base to almost every state in the southeastern U.S. Bates Enterprises, Inc., a certified minority business, is a privately-owned and operated industrial recycling company that specializes in selling, servicing, laundering, and recycling of safety wear or PPE. As the company has grown, its leaders have maintained a commitment to researching and utilizing the most up-to-date cleaning methods while upholding the highest standards of environmental friendliness and protection. Bates Enterprises strives for synergy between the objectives of their customers, the industry as a whole and environmental responsibility. Since 2011, Bates Enterprises has provided glove laundry services for BMW’s Tier 1 Supplier, Hagemeyer North America. “In addition to being a minority-owned supplier, Bates provides excellent service, support and cost savings on gloves and sleeves used in the Body shop area,” said Tammy Elkins, Account Manager for Hagemeyer NA.
Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce Minority Economics Development Dinner
December 3, 2013
CMSDC MBE Summit
December 4th, 2013
The Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC) salutes Louise Connell for her stellar leadership, vision, and diligence in supporting and empowering women-owned businesses. Ms. Connell was named GWBC’s 2013 Advocate of the Year.