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

Automation Engineering is a WBENC Certified Woman Owned Business located in Greenville, South Carolina.  AEC is celebrating its 35th year as a global provider of smarter factory automation solutions to the automotive, aerospace and energy industries.

20120321_AEC_15108AEC has a staff of mechanical, electrical and controls engineers developing the best material handling solutions for moving products, meeting customers’ scheduling demands, and providing innovative technology. In addition, AEC’s 55,000 square foot facility off Pelham Road has a fully equipped manufacturing facility with machining, welding and assembly capability. They are able to design, manufacture and install equipment to meet the customers’ needs.

Automation Engineering is proud to have worked with BMW Manufacturing in the early years, by providing mechanical solutions in the handling equipment for the BMW Z3. This was a collaborative project to provide the safest, most efficient method to move sunroofs.

AEC Logo (2)Donna Rauch, CEO and majority owner since 2015 is looking forward to collaborative opportunities in the future and being an active member of BMW’s Supplier Diversity Network. “Partnership with this network allows medium sized companies like AEC access to develop goals and implement solutions that are effective for both the supplier and BMW in an arena that might otherwise be out of reach. We are looking forward to increasing our business with our customers over the next year, by delivering exceptional results.”


View Images from the 2016 Diversity Event

  • BMW Matchmaker Conference on April 7, 2016.  File: 040616GR34
  • BMW Matchmaker Conference on April 7, 2016.  File: 040616GR34
  • BMW Matchmaker Conference on April 7, 2016.  File: 040616GR34
  • BMW Matchmaker Conference on April 7, 2016.  File: 040616GR34