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


A Celebration Of Us!, (ACOU), a first-year participant in the BMW Supplier Diversity Conference, is a certified, minority-owned/woman-owned custom embroidery and manufacturing company based in Easley, SC. Dionne Sandiford started the business after stepping away from a corporate career to realize her dream of entrepreneurship, coupled with her passion for sewing and embroidery. The company manufactures a variety of product lines, including t-shirt quilts and customized keepsakes, as well as its recent expansion into corporate embroidery.

Thanks to the networking opportunities at the BMW Tier 1 Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference this year, ACOU made invaluable contacts with several representatives. “I had a goal that I would not leave the conference until I gave out of all of my flyers. I also made some sample golf towels featuring a few of the exhibitors’ logos to showcase my company’s embroidery work.” Ms. Sandiford recalls. “After the conference, I was committed to following up with the contacts I made that day.”

That diligence reaped dividends for ACOU when the company was able to complete two small orders for Berrang, a BMW Tier 1 supplier, in June 2015. Those orders, in turn, led to a larger opportunity. ACOU’s ability to accommodate quick-turn orders and color-match accuracy for corporate embroidery has provided a dependable option for supplier partnerships.


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