BMW India Rolls Out 1,00,000 Car From Its Chennai Plant

BMW Group Plant Chennai has produced the one millionth car in India, marking a new milestone in the company’s presence in the country. This special badge was awarded to a BMW Individual 740Li M Sport Edition.

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Mr. Thomas Dose, Managing Director, BMW Group Plant Chennai said, “It is a day of great joy and pride for us as the 1,00,000th ‘Made-in-India’ car drives out of our assembly lines. This accomplishment is a result of the team’s hard work, efficiency and consistency which ensures that every BMW or MINI car locally produced here in Chennai is of the same international quality standards as any other BMW plant across the world. Highly skilled employees, advanced manufacturing processes along with state-of-the-art technology and a strong focus on sustainability provided the necessary ingredients for this success. At the same time, increased localisation of up to 50 per cent and a robust collaboration with local supplier partners has created more value for everyone in the ecosystem. BMW Group Plant Chennai looks forward to raising the bar in sustainable manufacturing excellence further as the India story grows.”

The BMW Group Plant Chennai began operations on March 29, 2007, and this year marks its 15th anniversary. The BMW Group has steadily increased the number of car models produced in-house. Currently, 13 models are produced locally: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, BMW 3 Series, BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine, BMW M340i, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X7, and the MINI Countryman. The plant runs on 100 percent green electricity, and employs over 650 people in total.

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