BMW Group Plant.
The BMW Group Plant Munich is the parent plant of the BMW Group. It is located in the north of Munich in the immediate vicinity of the Group headquarters, the BMW Museum and BMW Welt. Approximately 8,000 employees from over 50 countries work at this site, 850 of whom are trainees. Every day, around 1,000 automobiles and about 2,000 engines are manufactured here, the plant being closely integrated into the Group’s global production network.
Since 1922, the BMW headquarters have been located on Lerchenauer Strasse, to the east of the modern-day Olympic Park. In the beginning, the site built aircraft engines, followed by motorcycles and finally automobiles and engines. The BMW Group Plant Munich ranks among the most modern manufacturing plants in Europe. The smooth interplay of production, logistics, transport and administration across an area spanning approx. 500,000 square metres represents a masterful worldwide achievement in modern vehicle manufacturing.
The layout of the plant, which has developed in parallel with the urban residential surrounding area, features complex plant structures and innovative manufacturing processes. The smooth interaction of all production technologies and supporting areas in the smallest of spaces is one of the masterpieces in automotive engineering worldwide. In conjunction with the Research and Innovation Center (FIZ), the BMW Group plant in Munich serves as an internal competence center: from here, knowledge about processes and technologies and experience from over 90 years of automotive engineering reaches other production sites worldwide.