BMW Manufacturing Expands South Carolina Presence With Logistics Center

BMW Manufacturing's $100 million investment will supplement its existing logistics operations in South Carolina plant, bolstering production.

BMW GROUP Plant Spartanburg currently employs 11,000 people at the seven million square-foot campus and its first full manufacturing facility outside of Germany in South Carolina.

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 parts to the company’s 7-million-square-foot factory in Greer, SC.

“For nearly three decades, BMW has called South Carolina its second home. This expansion in our logistics operation represents our continued commitment to this state, and it will prepare Plant Spartanburg for the future,” said BMW Manufacturing Co. President and CEO Robert Engelhorn. “The new warehouse will allow us to consolidate our logistics processes as well as implement efficiency measures for a more sustainable logistics operation.”

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When complete, the logistics center will be nearly 1 million square feet, with opportunities for future expansion. To minimize the impact of truck traffic in the area, two private bridges will be constructed to connect the logistics center to the BMW campus: One over Freeman Farm Road and the other over Interstate 85.

Both the new logistics center and bridges are expected to be operational in mid-2022.

“More than just a major economic driver, BMW’s Upstate operations – and the continued success of those operations – have helped transform South Carolina into a true manufacturing powerhouse,” said Governor Henry McMaster. “South Carolina applauds BMW Manufacturing for their longtime commitment to our state, our citizens and our communities, and we congratulate this great company on yet another expansion within our borders.”

Since 1992, BMW Manufacturing has invested more than $11.4 billion in its Spartanburg County operations. The company’s manufacturing facility has produced more than five million vehicles – over 1,500 each day.

“BMW’s presence in South Carolina proved to be a catalyst for economic transformation within our borders, fueling the growth of a robust automotive sector and paving the way for South Carolina’s worldwide reputation for producing highly advanced, premium products,” said Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III. “This new logistics operation is yet another testament to BMW’s commitment and growth plans in our state. Congratulations to BMW on their continued success.”

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