BMW Manufacturing Announces Jobs

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 08/31/2010

BMW Manufacturing announced today it plans to add an additional 500 contingency associates in the coming months. The employees will be hired by MAU, Inc., BMW’s contract staffing partner. The company reported that another workforce increase is necessary in order to respond to the continued strong demand for the current products made at the South Carolina plant, as well as to ramp-up production of the plant’s newest model, the new X3 Sports Activity Vehicle. BMW plans to launch the X3 later this year and BMW’s initial global sales forecast is very encouraging. MAU confirmed that these jobs include health, dental, 401(k) and vacation benefits.

“As production of the new X3 gets underway and sales of the BMW X5 and X6 continue to do very well around the world, we see the need to expand our production team again to ensure we are well prepared to meet our forecasted demand,” said Josef Kerscher, President, BMW Manufacturing Co. in Spartanburg.

BMW expects that the addition of these new jobs will bring the total number of jobs at the BMW plant in South Carolina to more than 7,000 jobs on-site. BMW announced a $750 million expansion in 2008.

BMW Manufacturing began production in 1994 as the first European manufacturer to build and successfully operate a plant in the U.S. The factory will celebrate its 16th production anniversary in South Carolina this September and has produced approximately 1.6 million vehicles since 1994. BMW has exported more than1 million vehicles from its Upstate South Carolina plant during this time span making BMW the largest U.S. automobile exporter to the non-NAFTA countries.

MAU, BMW’s contract staffing partner, will be responsible for hiring these contingent associates. MAU will be hiring over the next several months. Qualified applicants should attend job fairs at the Greenville OneStop (9AM-4PM) on Thursday, September 9, Wednesday, September 15 or Wednesday, September 22. Applicants can also apply online and see details about upcoming job fairs at MAU will hold job fairs in Spartanburg after the renovations at Spartanburg Community College’s Tyger River campus are complete.

BMW Manufacturing Co.

BMW Manufacturing Co. is a subsidiary of BMW AG in Munich, Germany and is the global producer of the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle and X6 Sports Activity Coupe. Later this year, it will begin production of the new BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle. In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW North American subsidiaries include sales, marketing and financial services operations in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America; and a design firm and technology office in California. For more information on BMW Manufacturing, visit

The BMW Group

With its three brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce – the BMW Group is one of the world’s most successful premium manufacturers of cars and motorcycles. It operates internationally with 24 production sites in 13 countries and a global sales network with representation in more than 140 countries.

During the financial year 2009, the BMW Group sold approximately 1.29 million cars and more than 87,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for 2009 was euro 413 million, revenues totaled euro 50.68 billion. At 31.December 2009, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 96,000 employees.

Long-term thinking and responsible action have long been the foundation of the BMW Group’s success. Striving for ecological and social sustainability along the entire value-added chain, taking full responsibility for our products and giving an unequivocal commitment to preserving resources are prime objectives firmly embedded in our corporate strategies. For these reasons, the BMW Group has been sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the last five years.

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Production Figures

  • 2018 Production - September
    • X3 Vehicles: 11,521
    • X4 Vehicles: 4,331
    • X5 Vehicles: 6,658
    • X6 Vehicles: 2,700
  • Number of jobs – 10,000
  • U.S. suppliers – 300
  • South Carolina suppliers– Over 40

Media Contacts

Sky Foster

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


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