BMW Plant Chennai has rolled
out the 50,000th car locally produced in India. Dr. Jochen Stallkamp, Managing
Director, BMW Plant Chennai said, “It is with great pride that we are
rolling-out the 50,000th car locally produced at BMW Plant Chennai. Each and
every BMW that is locally produced is of the same international standards as
anywhere else in the world and brings a smile on the faces of our customers.
Highly skilled employees, advanced manufacturing processes along with
state-of-the-art machinery and technology provide all the necessary ingredients
to achieve these tough standards. We are proud of this achievement and look
forward to many such milestones in the future.”
The all-new BMW 7 Series
received the distinction of being the 50,000th car locally-produced in India.
Launched at the Auto Expo 2016, the all-new BMW 7 Series continues to break the
innovation barrier in automotive industry with its game-changing futuristic
technologies (such as Gesture Control, BMW Display Key, BMW Touch Command
System, Wireless Charging, Sky Lounge and Remote Control Parking [*to be
introduced in 2016])
BMW Plant Chennai started
operations on 29 March 2007. Since then, the BMW Group has continuously
increased the number of its locally produced car models. Upto eight car models
are locally produced on two assembly lines at BMW Plant Chennai. Presently, the
BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5
Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, the BMW X3 and the BMW X5 are locally
produced at BMW Plant Chennai. Celebrating the ‘Make in India’ initiative, BMW
has further strengthened its commitment to the Indian market by increasing the
level of localisation at BMW Plant Chennai up to 50 per cent.
Headquartered in Gurgaon
(National Capital Region), BMW India is a 100% subsidiary of the BMW Group. To
date, BMW Group has invested over 4.9 billion Indian Rupees (Euros 69 million)
in BMW India. The wide range of BMW activities in India include a manufacturing
plant in Chennai, a parts warehouse in Mumbai, a training centre in Gurgaon NCR
and development of a dealer organisation across major metropolitan centres of
the country. Currently, BMW India has 38 sales outlets in the Indian market.
The total number of employees at BMW India is 650. More than 1,200 additional
jobs have been created in the dealer and service network.
Source: BMW India