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

BuntyCelebrating their 15th year in business, Bunty LLC’s business model is designed to be flexible and adaptive. Instead of capital investments, Bunty LLC concentrates on partnership development: leveraging the excess capacity of strategic suppliers and providing a complete solution. Bunty LLC brings together the best of two worlds –the production capacity and breadth of large manufacturers and the overhead, flexibility, and efficiency of a small business. Bunty LLC delivers maximum value to its customers.

OEMs are well-versed in sourcing direct, large-volume, high-spend parts to low-cost sources. However, they have left indirect, low-volume parts largely untouched. The low usage and critical nature of these parts make them unsuitable for overseas production. Thus, indirect parts tend to be sourced locally at high prices, high minimum order quantities, and long lead times which result in increased costs and obsolescence.

Bunty LLC provides the complete solution:

  •       — Shorter lead times
  •       — No expediting fees
  •       — Competitive pricing
  •        — No minimum order quantities
  •        –Wide breadth of capability to reduce transaction costs


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.




View Images from the 2014 Diversity Event

  • 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