Diversity Strategy

On behalf of BMW Manufacturing, Leo Nickel, Department Manager, Purchasing and Supplier Network Americas Steering, Central Functions accepted the Top Corporations of the Year Award from the Greater Women’s Business Council in Atlanta, Georgia.

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:

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

View Images from the 2018 Diversity Event

Upcoming Events

May 2
SC Salute To Small Business
Columbia, South Carolina

May 29-June 1
USPAAC Conference
Bethesda, Maryland

June 18-21
WBENC Conference
Detroit, Michigan

Beate Bannon, BMW’s Consumable, Service & Investment Buyer and Purchasing colleagues joined minority business owner and President of Core Technology, Geoff Foster at the recent expansion event.

Sergio Correa helps out at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s NETnight. NETnight provides a networking opportunity for diverse business owners and professionals. At each NETnight a specific non-profit, whose mission addresses the needs of diverse communities, is featured.

Alex Tam, Consumable and Service Buyer at BMW Manufacturing participated in the Automotive Procurement Panel at the annual South Carolina Automotive Summit.