BMW Group Plant Dingolfing to supply batteries for all-electric MINI from 2019

Dingolfing. BMW Group Plant Dingolfing is gearing up
for higher future demand for electric drive trains by investing in
extensive remodelling and expansion measures. A
mid-double-digit-million-euro amount will be channelled into
structural measures and equipment to produce batteries for the
all-electric MINI alone. Covering an area of around 6,000 square
metres in the west wing of the Dingolfing component plant 02.20,
equipment for manufacturing battery modules will be set up, along with
a battery assembly line. The first systems are currently being
installed and will be tested sequentially.

“With the launch of new models and growing demand for electrified
vehicles, we will be stepping up production of electric components
significantly over the next few months and years,” said Roland Maurer,
head of Planning and Production E-Powertrain at the BMW Group.

The fully electric MINI will be built in Oxford in the south of
England, starting in late 2019. Batteries for the car will come from
the new battery production facility in Dingolfing, with electric
engines from the neighbouring BMW Group Plant in Landshut. As a
result, the new innovation leader for the British premium small
car-brand will have “English apparel and a Bavarian heart”.

From 2020, the plant in Dingolfing will also produce fifth-generation
electric drive systems for the BMW Group’s future electrified
vehicles, like the BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. The
extensive remodelling and preparatory measures needed for this are
already underway. In recognition of its growing importance and key
role within the production network, the component plant 02.20 will now
be renamed the “BMW Group Competence Centre e-drive production”.

Plant 02.20, one of the oldest sections of the Dingolfing plant
cluster, has produced batteries and electric motors for BMW Group
plug-in hybrid models since 2015. It was the headquarters of the BMW
Group’s global spare parts distribution for many decades. Parts
distribution was gradually relocated to new warehouses in Wallersdorf
and Bruckberg a few years ago, opening up space for the new
“Competence Centre e-drive production”. More than 300 people are
currently employed there.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Birgit Hiller, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Head of Communications


+49 8731 76
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Thomas Niedermeier, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Communications


+49 8731 76


The BMW Group Plant Dingolfing

Plant Dingolfing is one of the BMW Group’s 30 global production
sites. At Plant 02.40, about 1,600 cars of the BMW 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Series roll off the assembly lines every day. In total, the plant
manufactured more than 376,000 cars in 2017. At present, a total of
approx. 18,000 people and 800 apprentices work at the BMW Group’s site
in Dingolfing.

In addition to the automotive core production, BMW Group Plant
Dingolfing is also home to production facilities for vehicle
components such as pressed parts, seats as well as chassis and drive
components. Due to the plant’s aluminium expertise in vehicle
construction and longstanding experience in producing alternative
drives, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing furthermore provides crucial
components for the BMW i models – such as high-voltage battery,
e-transmission and the drive structure – to the production site in
Leipzig. In addition, Dingolfing produces both high voltage batteries
and electric engines for the BMW Group’s plug-in hybrid models.

The car bodies for all Rolls-Royce models are also manufactured at
the site. The Dynamics Centre, a large storage and transshipment
facility, provides the global BMW and MINI dealership organization
with original parts and equipment.


The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 30 production and assembly
facilities in 14 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2017, the BMW Group sold over 2,463,500 passenger vehicles and
more than 164,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.678 billion. As of 31 December 2017, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 129,932 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.