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Leipzig June 16, 2006...This afternoon, the 100,000th 3 Series rolled off of the assembly line at BMW's Leipzig, which started series production on March 1, 2005. The Titan Silver 330i is bound for a customer in Saxony-Anhalt. This is a major milestone for BMW Werkes Leipzig.
At present, the Leipzig BMW factory produces about 570 vehicles daily. Building of bodies, paint shop and assembly work in two shifts. For this so far more than 4,100 new jobs in the work area were created, more than 2300 directly with BMW, the others with suppliers as well as services and service partners. In the year 2007 the daily output is to rise to 650 vehicles daily.
Vehicles from Leipzig production have so far been delivered to customers in four continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, South and Central America), about a quarter of them within Germany.
"This demonstrates the BMW Group and Germany still have the conditions for success in international competition", sais work leader Peter Claussen on the occasion of the production anniversary. It stressed that "the large readiness to perform and motivation, as well as the high qualification of the female employees and co-workers" were key factors for the positive development.
In 2001 the BMW Group decided to establish the new manufacturing plant in Leipzig after consideration from over 250 offers from locations all ove rEurope. The initial investment amounted to about 1.3 billion euro. Result: One of the most modern and most flexible automobile plants of the world.
The BMW Leipzig Werekes covers the entire manufacturing extent, from welding the steel bodies to the lacquer finish, the corrosion protection and the cavity sealing up to the assembly of the entire interior equipment and the final assembly as well as the final functional test and quality control.