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


114_RhinoUss-LogoRhino Assembly Corporation has been a top rated supplier to BMW since 2000 providing a full array of assembly and torque controlled tools as well as material handling equipment and repair/calibration services. As a participant at BMW’s supplier diversity event, Rhino had the unique opportunity to learn more about the companies that have benefited from this program.

“We recognize how beneficial diversity in the workplace has proven to be and how this business model can be successful through BMWs commitment to the support of these initiatives,” Dan Brooks, President of Rhino Assembly.

In 2014, Rhino Assembly teamed up with a strong MBE company called US&S who has been successful in providing  facilities maintenance and support services to federal, commercial, industrial and institutional markets. President of US&S, Richard Hagins and his company have been recognized in several community related and client sponsored awarded programs for their work including recently being named South Carolina’s Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year for 2014.

In 2015 both companies solidified the partnership by forming a joint venture called USS Rhino.  The joint venture brings together a vast portfolio of products and services to companies like BMW that support and recognize the importance of diversity.

USS Rhino is looking forward to attending the 2016 BMW Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference and utilizing the opportunity to showcase the services this new joint venture can provide.

View Images from the 2015 Diversity Event

  • BMW Matchmaker Conference on 4/9/15. File: 040815GR34
  • BMW Matchmaker Conference on 4/9/15. File: 040815GR34
  • BMW Matchmaker Conference on 4/9/15. File: 040815GR34
  • BMW Matchmaker Conference on 4/9/15. File: 040815GR34