The new BMW X3 compact crossover has been scheduled to be built in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This factory is now the biggest BMW factory anywhere in the world and originally opened in 1994. This is the primary home for crossovers and sport utility vehicles for the brand. BMW exports approximately seventy percent of the vehicles built at this plant. BMW is also currently responsible for 70,000 indirect jobs within the United States.
The BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina is affectionately referred to by BMW as their second home. The friendly business climate in the state and BMW’s close relationships with the government have been responsible for this particular plant flourishing. BMW is able to execute their objectives quickly and precisely. The perfect example is when the automaker required an extension of the local runway for the airport so they could accommodate their cargo jets. Due to the locations of the airport there were no difficulties in store for BMW.
Since BMW first broke ground on the plant 25 years ago they have invested almost $8 billion. The company plans to invest another $600 million in the development of utility vehicles for the future and $200 million to train their workers. This will result in the creation of another 1,000 over the course of the next four years. The local workforce in South Carolina will be brought to 10,000. Knudt Flor is the CEO and Manufacturing President for BMW and state he loves this number. For even more information of the plans BMW has for their South Carolina plant please visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaclyntrop/2017/06/26/bmw-takes-aim-at-trump-while-adding-jobs-in-south-carolina-for-new-x3-crossover/#76a7af266d11.
The X3 was originally launched in 2003 and was redesigned seven years previously. The X3 crossover has been the most popular crossover for BMW for the year. It is only slightly behind the scales for the 3-series. The X3 is expected to be available at dealerships by November.