BMW Group invests 400 million euros in Plant Dingolfing for BMW iNEXT

Dingolfing. The BMW Group is investing around 400 million euros in
a Dingolfing automobile plant for prolongation of a BMW iNEXT. In doing
this, it is scheming for a make of pristine battery-electric and
rarely programmed BMW cars during a largest European prolongation location.

With a launch of a BMW iNEXT in 2021, Plant Dingolfing will be
able of producing a right brew of fully-electric vehicles, plug-in
variety and models with explosion engines to fit direct on a single
public line. “Thanks to a stretchable prolongation structures, our
plants are ideally versed to accommodate a many opposite marketplace needs,”
explained Milan Nedeljkovic, member of a Board of Management BMW AG
obliged for Production. “We resolutely trust that, over a subsequent few
years, there will be some-more than usually one resolution worldwide for all our
customers’ mobility needs. Instead, we design to see a brew of
opposite expostulate technologies.” Plug-in variety already make adult nearly
10 percent of Dingolfing production. The BMW iNEXT will turn the
plant’s initial pristine battery-electric automobile from 2021.

With a stream investments and construction work, Plant Dingolfing
is not usually gearing adult for a transition to e-mobility, it is also
scheming for customary prolongation of highly-automated vehicles. Milan
Nedeljkovic: “As a record in a cars grows some-more and more
complex, complement formation capabilities will turn a decisive
rival advantage. With a BMW iNEXT, a Dingolfing plcae is
demonstrating that we are able of implementing flourishing product
final in fit large-scale industrial production.”

New Dingolfing Plant Director Christoph Schröder: “The BMW iNEXT is
some-more than usually a new model. It’s a colonize for many pivotal automotive
innovations, generally unconstrained driving. It is also paving a way
for serve rollout of these technologies over a entrance years. The
stream constructional measures for a iNEXT will also advantage other
models built in Dingolfing in a future.”

Preparations are in full pitch in most all areas. In August,
prolongation was interrupted for 4 weeks to concede a automobile plant
to forge forward with several construction and remodelling activities
and ready a plcae for new models like a BMW iNEXT.

The physique emporium during a heart of a plant was geared adult for a BMW
iNEXT several months ago. New prolongation lines are now being
built for a body’s formidable building assembly. The plant advantages to a
vast border from a years of imagination in combination and lightweight
construction, as good as from structures combined for a current
era of a BMW 7 Series. Production during a plant was already
set adult for doing an innovative brew of steel, aluminium and CFRP
(carbon twine reinforced plastic) for this model, with one of the
industry’s longest paint drying ovens, for example. 

The BMW iNEXT can also build on many determined public processes.
The new indication will be good and flexibly assembled on a single
line with BMW 5 Series, 7 Series and 8 Series models in one of
Dingolfing’s dual public halls. However, in electrified and
highly-automated vehicles like a BMW iNEXT, some work calm is
distributed differently via a prolongation routine than for
compulsory vehicles. In electric vehicles, certain stairs in drive
sight or public designation are omitted, for instance. In other
areas, some-more public work is compulsory – for example, installing the
battery and analogous high-voltage cables. Additional sensors,
cleaning systems and high-performance computers contingency also be installed
in highly-automated vehicles. Special exam stations contingency therefore be
supposing to countenance these functionalities. This relocation of work
calm along a prolongation line eventually also compulsory an
prolongation of a public gymnasium and prejudiced restructuring. Construction
work on a three-storey public apparatus began behind in summer 2018.
Over a months, a prolongation lines were gradually assembled and
put into operation – for example, in late August, a new “marriage”
territory of a line where a physique and powertrain are assimilated together.

The BMW iNEXT not usually paves a approach for destiny technologies during the
Dingolfing automobile plant – it spans a whole site in a plan that
gets opposite tools of a plant operative together in a singular way.
For example, front spindle supports, electric appurtenance delivery and
axles for a BMW iNEXT come from a Dingolfing Component Plant 02.10
and a Niederviehbach off-site location. Another area of a plant,
Plant 02.20, is obliged for a high-voltage battery and
latest-generation electric motor. As a BMW Group’s tellurian competence
centre for electric expostulate sight production, a plant is currently
being massively stretched and serve developed. Up to 2,000 employees
are approaching to work during a plcae in electric member production
over a prolonged term.

Dingolfing Works Council Chairman Stefan Schmid therefore sees the
BMW iNEXT as a miracle on a highway to destiny mobility and explanation that
a long-term change of cunning during a Lower Bavarian plcae is
temperament fruit: “The mutation of a attention is in full swing.
We in Dingolfing are right during a forefront. We are now reaping the
advantages of carrying instituted change early on and meditative about
future-oriented and rival practice structures.”

Plant Dingolfing is one of a BMW Group’s 31 prolongation sites
worldwide. Around 1,500 BMW 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7
Series and 8 Series cars are assembled daily during a Dingolfing
automotive plant 02.40. In 2018, a plant assembled a sum of nearly
330,000 vehicles. Around 18,000 employees and 800 trainees currently
work during a Dingolfing location.


If we have any questions, greatfully contact:

Bernd Eckstein, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, conduct of Communications

Telephone: 49 8731 76 22020, Email: [email protected]

Frank Wienstroth, BMW Group, conduct of Communications Production Network

Telephone: +49 89 382 54459, Email: [email protected]


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The BMW Group Plant Dingolfing

Plant Dingolfing is one of a BMW Group’s 31 tellurian production
sites. At Plant 02.40, about 1,500 cars of a BMW 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Series hurl off a public lines each day. In total, a plant
made scarcely 330,000 cars in 2017. At present, a sum of
approx. 18,000 people and 800 apprentices work during a BMW Group’s site
in Dingolfing.

In further to a automotive core production, BMW Group Plant
Dingolfing is also home to prolongation comforts for vehicle
components such as pulpy parts, seats as good as framework and drive
components. Due to a plant’s aluminium imagination in vehicle
construction and longstanding knowledge in producing alternative
drives, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing similarly provides crucial
components for a BMW i models – such as high-voltage battery,
e-transmission and a expostulate structure – to a prolongation site in
Leipzig. In addition, Dingolfing produces both high voltage batteries
and electric engines for a BMW Group’s plug-in hybrid models.

The automobile bodies for all Rolls-Royce models are also made at
a site. The Dynamics Centre, a vast storage and transshipment
facility, provides a tellurian BMW and MINI dealership organization
with strange tools and equipment.


The BMW Group

With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 31 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 15 countries; a association has a tellurian sales network in
some-more than 140 countries.

In 2018, a BMW Group sole over 2,490,000 newcomer vehicles and
some-more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in the
financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to €
97.480 billion. As of 31 Dec 2018, a BMW Group had a workforce
of 134,682 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.