BMW Group Plant.
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 7,700 employees from over 50 countries work at this site, 850 of whom are trainees. Every day, around 950 automobiles and more than 3,000 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.
In 1975, the first BMW 3 Series rolled off the production line. With more than 13 million units sold since its launch, it is the best-selling and most successful model worldwide in the premium segment. The manufacturing process for the sixth-generation BMW 3 Series features state-of-the-art production technologies which take quality and efficiency to new heights in BMW vehicle manufacturing. The standardised product and process modules ensure a high level of productivity and variability. Thanks to these innovative manufacturing processes, the new production facilities and new assembly techniques, the BMW Group Plant Munich sets the standard for sustainable, environmentally friendly production today.