BMW Manufacturing Co. Names Two New Vice Presidents

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 03/20/2007

BMW Manufacturing Co. has named Martin Schuebel vice president of Procurement and Walter Berkmann vice president of Logistics and Information Technology.

Schuebel began his career with BMW in 1985 and has served in various positions as logistical program planner and resident engineer at the company’s Berlin plant, as parts, quality and warranty manager and then department leader at the Munich plant, and as vice president of purchasing and engine sales at the Steyr plant.

Schuebel has an educational background in automotive engineering.

He and his wife have four children.

Berkmann began his career with BMW in 1984 and has since gained more than 15 years of experience in Central Logistics. In 2000, he began working in Material Planning at the Munich plant to help prepare for the launch of the 3-series. In 2005, Berkmann took responsibility for the logistics planning of all BMW plants and products.

Berkmann and his wife have two daughters.

BMW Manufacturing Co., a subsidiary of the BMW Group based in Munich, Germany, is the exclusive manufacturer of the Z4 and M Roadster, Z4 and M Coupe in addition to the X5 Sports Activity Vehicle. Its website address is In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW’s North American subsidiaries include sales, marketing and financial services operations in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America, and a design firm in California.

Production Figures

  • October 2015
    • X3 Vehicles: 13,708
    • X4 Vehicles: 5,002
    • X5 Vehicles: 14,987
    • X6 Vehicles: 3,935
  • Number of jobs – 8,000
  • North American suppliers – 270
  • South Carolina suppliers – 40

Media Contacts

Sky Foster

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


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