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

View More: http://marianashleyphoto.pass.us/tina-stevensapril-2015-head-shotsSecondary Solutions, Inc. has been servicing the manufacturing industry for 18 years.  A large portion of their business has developed into 3rd party inspection through customer’s requests.  They are ISO9001:2008 registered and a Certified Women Owned Business (WBENC).

Secondary Solutions has been providing services to some of BMW’s Tier 1 Suppliers, including Gestamp and Spartanburg Steel for many years. Their employees are trained and skilled in the automotive business sector.

Tina Stevens, President, Secondary Solutions, Inc. explains their success, “It is my belief that strongly-supported Supplier Diversity programs such as the BMW Tier 1 Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference gives us the rare opportunity for face-to-face connections.”

“I have attended this function for the last three years and have walked away with business opportunities, as well as, information from the Workshops that challenge my thought process,” said Stevens.

“As an added benefit, this event also highlights FREE services that can provide growth and strength. I found the SBDC of South Carolina at this event. I particularly liked the comment that Mr. Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing, made during his introduction about “engaged employees”.  In reflecting within my own company, I realized that I am grateful that I have a very engaged workforce.”

For more information on Secondary Solutions, visit www.secondarysolutionsinc.net



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