BMW Manufacturing Prepares for Another Round of Hiring

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 10/04/2010

As BMW Manufacturing in South Carolina prepares for the global launch of the new BMW X3, it announced today another hiring initiative for 600 more contingent associates bringing the total number of jobs announced in the past 3 months to 1,600.

The need for additional workers at the South Carolina plant is driven by continued demand for the BMW X5 and BMW X6 worldwide*, as well as, the impending production ramp-up once the new BMW X3 hits dealers in late 2010.

“The introduction of the next-generation BMW X3, along with strong continuing global demand for the X5 and X6 is a great stimulus for our creating more jobs in our facilities here in the US,” said Josef Kerscher, President of BMW Manufacturing. “It’s a wonderful feeling to know we can add another economic incentive to the region and further our commitment here in America.”

These positions will be hired by MAU, Inc, BMW’s contract staffing partner. In addition to the announcement of these new jobs, BMW also announced their intention to begin the process of transferring some of its contingent workforce staffers to become full-time BMW associates. As markets and volume demand begin to stabilize around the world, BMW will begin a multi-year process to further develop a blended workforce strategy that continues to give BMW the resources and flexibility it needs for the long-term. BMW Manufacturing currently has about 7,000 jobs on-site.

MAU will once again hold job fairs over the next several weeks. Qualified applicants should attend job fairs at the Spartanburg Community College Tyger River Campus (9AM-4PM) on October 6th, October 13th, and October 20th or apply online. Online applications and additional details are available at www.mau.com/bmwjobs.

*In September, BMW Group sales in the US reported sales of 23,112 vehicles, an increase of 20.5 percent from the 19,175 vehicles sold in September 2009. The X5 and X6 continue to perform very well with an increase of 160.7 percent and 122.3 percent, respectively.

BMW Manufacturing Co.

BMW Manufacturing Co. is a subsidiary of BMW AG in Munich, Germany and is the global producer of the BMW X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupe. 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 www.bmwusfactory.com.

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 336 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 143 BMW motorcycle retailers, 100 MINI passenger car dealers, and 31 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com

Production Figures

  • 2013 Annual Production
    Total 2013 Production: 297,326
  • 2014 Production - February
    X3 Units: 12,892
    X5 Units: 12,200
    X6 Units: 2,089
  • Number of jobs – 8,000
  • North American suppliers –
    170
  • South Carolina suppliers –
    40

Media Contacts

Sky Foster
MANAGER, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

BMW Manufacturing Co.
P. O. Box 11000
Spartanburg, SC 29304
864-989-5546
Sky.foster@bmwmc.com

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