BMW’s Associate Family Health Center Receives Silver LEED Certification.

Spartanburg, SC - 08/11/2015

BMW Manufacturing received Silver Certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) certification program.

BMW Manufacturing Receives Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series Certification (OHSAS 18001)

Spartanburg, SC - 04/18/2013

Since 1994, BMW Manufacturing has been certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. In 1998, the South Carolina plant followed with certification for ISO 14001 environmental management standard.

BMW Receives Duke Energy Power Partner Award

Spartanburg, SC - 03/20/2013

Spartanburg, S.C. – March 20, 2013…For its individual efforts in energy efficiency, sustainability and business growth, BMW Manufacturing was a recipient of the 2012 Duke Energy Power Partner Award. In an official ceremony Wednesday, officials from Duke Energy presented Mr. Josef Kerscher, President of BMW Manufacturing, with the award.

BMW Manufacturing Expands Use of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Spartanburg, SC - 03/13/2013

BMW Manufacturing announced today the successful expansion of the company’s hydrogen fuel-cell material handling equipment across its 4.0 million square foot production facility.

BMW Adds Solar to Alternative Energy Portfolio

Spartanburg, SC - 02/02/2012

Solar Energy Powers Zentrum Museum and Electric Vehicle (EV) Stations BMW Manufacturing has completed the installation and commissioning of solar panels that are providing solar energy to fully power the 24,000-square-foot Zentrum Museum, the plant’s heritage museum and visitors center. In addition to the new solar panels, the plant also installed three new electric vehicle […]

BMW Manufacturing Announces Study to Convert Landfill Gas to Hydrogen

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 07/25/2011

Groundwork begins on sustainable pilot project to use methane gas from local landfill as source of hydrogen fuel.BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina uses landfill gas for over 50% of the plant’s total energy requirements. BMW Manufacturing announced today the launch of the first phase of an integrated program of work with the intent to […]

BMW Ranks 4th on EPA’s Top 20 Green Power Partners for On-Site Power Generation

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 04/28/2011

Alternative Energy Initiatives at South Carolina Facility Confirm Sustainability Strategy BMW announced today that its South Carolina plant has increased its ranking to No. 4 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Top 20 On-site Generation list of the largest green power users. In 2010, through BMW’s on-site landfill gas energy system, the company generated […]

BMW President Addresses Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 02/28/2011

In a speech at the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Josef Kerscher, President of BMW Manufacturing announced an additional $100 million investment in the company’s Spartanburg-based factory as well as a new X3 program to further streamline the company’s export operation. “This new investment in our BMW Spartanburg facility will increase our efficiency, make […]

BMW Manufacturing Introduces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Material Handling Equipment

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 10/11/2010

BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that it is implementing a new alternative fuel platform to use Hydrogen Fuel Cells to power their material handling equipment. Hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklifts, tuggers and stackers will be used in BMW’s new assembly hall that produces the new BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle®. Fuel cells take stored chemical energy, […]

2009 BMW Conservation Award Presented to L. B. and Peggy Adams

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 11/25/2009

BMW Manufacturing Co. and the Palmetto Conservation Foundation have awarded the 2009 BMW Conservation Award to L. B. and Peggy Adams of Greenwood. The award is presented on an annual basis to individuals who have made lifetime contributions to protecting South Carolina’s natural, historic and cultural resources. “By putting their conservation beliefs to practice on […]

City of Spartanburg Partners with BMW on Green Space Project

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 08/10/2009

Together with BMW Manufacturing Co., the City of Spartanburg announces a new revitalization project being developed adjacent to the new CC Woodson Community Center. The project, primarily a green space revitalization project, will include stream restoration in order to construct a new walking trail, an outdoor classroom and native plantings. The goal of the project […]


SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 08/06/2009

BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that they received a No. 7 ranking of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) new top 20 on-site Green Power Partners. The EPA’s Green Power Partnership recognized these partners for generating the most green electricity on-site. To qualify as an EPA Green Power Partner, the user must be harnessing and […]


SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 06/10/2009

Invests another $12 million to expand capacity BMW is investing another $12 million to expand the capacity and efficiency of its landfill methane “Gas-to-Energy” program. The new system, which is nearing completion, will include two new highly-efficient gas turbine generators capable of producing 11,000 kilowatts (kW) of electricity. These two new co-generation turbines will replace […]

BMW receives W.A.I.T. Certification for ITRC Facility

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 04/20/2009

BMW received its second Wildlife and Industry Together (W.A.I.T.) certification from the South Carolina Wildlife Federation for its Information Technology Research Center (ITRC). BMW constructed a wildlife viewing area, nature trails and a W.A.I.T. garden behind its ITRC facility located on the Clemson University’s ICAR campus. This is BMW’s second project to receive this distinction. […]

BMW Manufacturing Launches Wind Power Study

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 02/17/2009

BMW Manufacturing Co. today announced that it has begun a study into the feasibility of using wind energy on the plant site. BMW will partner with Gold Ring Power, LLC to conduct an energy audit to gather data on wind speed and patterns throughout the site. The results of the test will reveal the viability […]

BMW Hydrogen 7 Hits the Road with the 2008 Hydrogen Road Tour

PORTLAND, ME - 08/11/2008

The BMW Hydrogen 7 – the first hydrogen-powered luxury sedan – joins an unprecedented cross-country journey featuring hydrogen-powered cars by the world’s leading automakers in the 2008 Hydrogen Road Tour. From August 11 – 23, the hydrogen powered convoy will travel from Portland, Maine to Santa Monica, California with one goal: to call on congressional […]

BMW Named “Energy Partner of the Year” by EPA

GREER, S.C. - 01/24/2007

Less than two weeks after being named 2006’s “Top Plant” by Plant Engineering magazine, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC, and partner Dürr Systems, Inc., as joint recipients of the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) “Energy Partner of the Year” award. The award was presented at today’s 10th Annual […]

BMW to Operate World’s First Automotive Green Paint Shop

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 05/05/2006

BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that it will use recycled methane gas generated by the Palmetto Landfill near Spartanburg to provide energy to its paint shop. BMW is working with long-standing partner Durr Systems of Plymouth, Mich., to modify and upgrade equipment so landfill gas can be used to fuel the paint shop. Durr Systems […]

EPA Honors Southeast Green Power Purchasers

ORLANDO, F.L. - 05/03/2005

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) praised Southeast companies for switching to green power during a recognition ceremony held in conjunction with the Southeast Green Energy Summit today in Orlando. Green power is a marketing term for electricity products that are partially or entirely generated from environmentally preferable renewable energy sources such as solar, […]

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, […]

BMW Manufacturing Corp. Wins National & State Environmental Conservation Awards

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 11/04/2003

Manufacturer Presented National Award in Chicago; State Award in Myrtle BeachBMW Manufacturing Corp. was presented the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Award in Chicago today for its use of recycled landfill gas as a power source. Landfill gas provides 25 percent of BMW’s overall power needs at its South Carolina plant. BMW Manufacturing was also recognized […]

BMW Using Recycled Methane Gas as Energy Source

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 04/30/2003

EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman on HandBMW Manufacturing Corp. fully began recycling methane gas as an energy source, it was announced today. The recycled methane gas, drawn from the Palmetto Landfill near Spartanburg, will supply BMW with 25 percent of its energy needs. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Christine Todd Whitman participated in the announcement. […]

BMW Manufacturing Corp. to Recycle Landfill Methane Gas for Use as Energy Source

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 06/30/2002

BMW Manufacturing Corp. announced today it will recycle methane gas generated at the Palmetto Landfill near Spartanburg to fuel gas turbines at the factory. BMW’s Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project will support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts in the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), which began in 1994 as a means of converting landfill gas into […]

BMW Manufacturing Corp. recognized by EPA

GREER, S.C. - 12/13/2000

BMW Manufacturing Corp. has been named a charter member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new National Environmental Performance Track. The performance track defines what it means to be a top environmental performer and today the EPA recognized 140 facilities nationwide at ceremonies in Washington. “From the beginning, BMW Manufacturing Corp.’s management has sought to […]

Production Figures

  •  2019 Production - July
    • X3 Vehicles: 8,118
    • X4 Vehicles: 4,723
    • X5 Vehicles: 10,187
    • X6 Vehicles: 24
    • X7 Vehicles: 3,107
  • Number of jobs – 11,000
  • U.S. suppliers – 300
  • South Carolina suppliers– Over 40

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