Diversity Strategy

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.


Supplier Diversity

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

BMW Supplier Diversity Spotlight

Focused Solutions Focused Solutions™ is a management consulting firm that specializes in organizational coaching, consulting and training in strategic planning, team building, process improvement and leadership development.

Founder and CEO Julie Sanom’s experience in training and business management led her to develop Focused Solution’s’™ extensive line of services. She quickly came to realize that an organization’s performance cannot exceed the standards set by its investment in human resources. Her programs are designed to strengthen not just corporate leadership but also “followership”, the practice of developing the willingness to cooperate toward the accomplishment of the group’s mission.

By assessing each client’s unique situation and goals, Julie crafts training programs specific to each company’s objectives. Focused Solution’s™ is located in Greenville, SC. Its client list includes General Motors, BMW Manufacturing, Caterpillar Inc., ThyssenKrupp Steel, QS/1 Data Systems, Ralph Lauren, Kwia Jewelers and the State of South Carolina.

2015 Supplier Diversity Event

Registration for BMW’s fourth annual Tier One Supplier Diversity Matchmaker is now open. MBE/WBE companies should register now for this FREE event for the opportunity to network with nearly 150 BMW Tier 1 One Suppliers.

Event highlights include remarks from top BMW executives, keynote speeches from Joset Wright-Lacy, President and CEO of National Minority Supplier Development Council and Clifton Taulbert, author of “Shift Your Thinking: Win Where You Stand”.


Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: TD Convention Center

1 Exposition Drive

Greenville, SC 29607


Click either link below to register.




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  • BMW Manufacturing's Diversity Matchmaker event on 4/10/14.  File: 041014GR34
  • BMW Manufacturing's Diversity Matchmaker event on 4/10/14.  File: 041014GR34
  • BMW Manufacturing's Diversity Matchmaker event on 4/10/14.  File: 041014GR34
  • BMW Manufacturing's Diversity Matchmaker event on 4/10/14.  File: 041014GR34