Tag: BMW


BMW, Envision, Hyundai: More US Battery Factories Coming

November 1, 2022

Via: Design News

The US battery-building spree continues as BMW and Hyundai each made major announcements this month. First, BMW Group announced a $700 million investment to build a new high-voltage battery assembly facility in Woodruff, SC, close to the company’s Spartanburg automobile […]

Process, R & D

3D Laser Scanning To Digitalise All BMW Vehicle Manufacturing Plants

June 22, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

By early 2023, the BMW Group will have a digital scan of every one of its vehicle plants worldwide. In this way, the company is systematically merging the real and virtual worlds and tapping into the enormous potential for highly […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, News

Stellantis to Buy Mercedes-BMW Car-Sharing Venture

May 3, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Stellantis NV will acquire the Share Now car-sharing venture formed by BMW AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, the latest shakeup in the industry as automakers struggle to make mobility services profitable. Stellantis’s Free2Move mobility brand didn’t disclose a price for buying […]

Process, Quality Control

BMW Publishes Largest Open-Source Dataset For Production AI Applications

March 28, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

The BMW Group is publishing the world’s largest data set to streamline and significantly accelerate the training of artificial intelligence in production. The synthesized AI dataset – known as SORDI (Synthetic Object Recognition Dataset for Industries) – consists of more […]

Logistics, Process

BMW Manufacturing Expands South Carolina Presence With Logistics Center

November 22, 2021

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

BMW Manufacturing will be expanding its operations in Spartanburg County, SC, with the construction of a new $100 million logistics center. The facility, which will be located on 120 acres off Freeman Farm Road, will enhance BMW’s logistics operations supplying […]

Process, Production

Chip shortages force German carmakers to throttle production even as demand recovers

July 21, 2021

Via: The New York Times

The global semiconductor shortage is disrupting production in the German car industry just as demand rebounds strongly from the pandemic-induced downturn. Automakers Daimler and BMW said this week that the lack of chips had forced assembly lines to slow down […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW plans limited series hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2022

May 12, 2021

Via: Automotive News

German automaker BMW plans to unveil a limited series of hydrogen fuel cell crossovers in 2022 as the company continues to research zero-emission alternatives to battery-electric cars, the company’s top executive said on Wednesday. Speaking at the carmaker’s annual shareholder […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Electric-Vehicle Fever Spreads to Europe

March 17, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The U.S. stock-market craze for all things to do with electric vehicles is showing its first signs of crossing the Atlantic. Volkswagen ’s preference stock, the form of VW equity traded by most investors, has risen 16% this week to […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

The Automotive Industry and Electric Vehicles

December 3, 2020

Via: Industry Today

The automobile industry is undergoing a massive transition process in the past few years. And in recent days, it has gotten even faster and the future seems to be so good. Now, to be honest, this change must have been […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW cutting U.S. jobs in down market

August 31, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BMW is making work force cuts in the U.S. to adjust for a business slowdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The company is expected to cut about 125 corporate staff positions around the country, according to a source […]

Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

BMW plans hydrogen fuel cell variant of X5

July 24, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BMW plans a version of the X5 crossover that runs on hydrogen fuel cells, part of the carmaker’s plan of producing as many drive variants as possible until one technology proves dominant. The i Hydrogen NEXT will get a limited […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW says 14 employees test positive for COVID-19 at S.C. plant

June 18, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BMW said fourteen employees have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus at a plant in Spartanburg, S.C., its biggest source of light-vehicle output worldwide. Production at the 7 million-square-foot factory has not been affected, a BMW spokesman said Thursday. The […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

German industry calls for cash-for-clunkers program to boost car sales

April 20, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Germany’s auto industry and senior politicians are stepping up calls for another scrappage program — known in the U.S. as cash for clunkers — to revive demand after the coronavirus crisis as Volkswagen and Daimler gradually restart output in European […]

Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Carmakers Worry About Sales Collapse Due to Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Via: The New York Times

FRANKFURT — European auto manufacturers have so far defied expectations that supply chain chaos would bring their assembly lines to a standstill. Even after northern Italy, an important node in the global parts network, went into lockdown on Sunday, carmakers […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW releases details of its new electric car to rival Tesla

March 3, 2020


BMW released Tuesday the details of an electric concept car, with production of the vehicle expected to start in 2021. In an interview with CNBC Tuesday, CEO Oliver Zipse described the BMW Concept i4 vehicle as bringing “electromobility to the […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW ramps up electric car motor output at Bavaria plant

February 6, 2020

Via: Reuters

MUNICH (Reuters) – BMW said on Thursday it is increasing production of electric vehicle powertrain components at its plant in Dingolfing, Bavaria, and raising its staff numbers to 1,400 this year, from 600 at present. Responding to tougher emissions rules […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Soaring SUV, crossover sales could conflict with climate policy

January 10, 2020

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — Soaring demand for SUVs and crossovers drove record sales for premium carmakers including BMW and Mercedes last year, leaving the industry on collision course with government efforts to tackle global warming despite big investments in electric vehicles. BMW […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW CEO says trade war could cost U.S. jobs

October 25, 2019

Via: Automotive News

STUTTGART — BMW AG has told United States trade representatives, including Robert Lighthizer, that intensifying a global trade war could threaten jobs in South Carolina, CEO Oliver Zipse said on Friday. An imposition of trade barriers would hamper the ability […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Jaguar Land Rover to close UK factories for a week over Brexit

September 26, 2019

Via: Automotive News

GAYDON, England — Jaguar Land Rover will halt production at its British factories for a week in November, joining BMW and Toyota in plans to help mitigate any immediate disruption from a no-deal Brexit. CEO Ralf Speth said JLR had […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Former GM Europe boss Forster proposed as chair of Hella’s shareholder committee

August 19, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — Carl-Peter Forster, formerly head of GM Europe and a BMW veteran, has been proposed as chairman of Hella’s shareholders’ committee, the German supplier said in a statement. The appointment could be confirmed at the company’s annual general meeting […]