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BMW GREER From February 2018


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BMW continues as largest U.S. auto exporter with $8.76 billion value in 2017
FEB 13, 2018

BMW X models from the Greer plant wait to be loaded for export at the Port of Charleston.
 

BMW Manufacturing exported 272,346 BMW X models from the Greer plant during 2017, the company reported Tuesday.

Nearly 87 percent of these Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of approximately $8.76 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That makes the Greer factory the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

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BMW has record January, X6 spurs Greer-produced vehicles
FEB 13, 2018

The BMW X6 was a main growth drivers in the BMW X family,
 

Following its seventh consecutive year of record sales, the world’s number one manufacturer of premium vehicles started 2018 with another record: the BMW Group has never sold so many cars in January as in this year. A total of 169,538 customers took delivery of a BMW, MINI or Rolls-Royce premium vehicle, an increase of 3.8 percent on the same month last year.

The BMW X6 (3,128 / +5.8%) was a main growth drivers in the BMW X family, as production of the new BMW X3 ramps up through the second half of the year.

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BMW Manufacturing doubles size of BMW Scholars Program
FEB 3, 2018

 
BMW Scholars Supervisor Eugene Grant, center, gives instruction to Scholars Joel Pridmore, left, and Kendra Rollins.
 

For more than seven years, BMW Manufacturing has offered the BMW Scholars program, an apprenticeship program that educates and trains students to work in the highly-technical environment of advanced manufacturing. Today, BMW Manufacturing announced that it will expand the number of apprentices in its BMW Scholars program to 200, doubling the size of the program. With this increase, BMW will add a fourth education partner in Piedmont Technical College. 

“Technology is constantly changing in the automotive industry,” said Knudt Flor, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “Now more than ever, we must invest in highly-skilled workers who can solve problems. Investing in BMW Scholars allows us to develop a pool of talented men and women who will help sustain the future of BMW.” 

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BMW Manufacturing, SC Works to host recruitment event
FEB 3, 2018

BMW Manufacturing and SC Works will host a recruitment event for equipment maintenance technicians on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., at the SC Works office at 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville.

 To attend the recruitment event, applicants must first be registered at SCWORKS.org. SC Works will screen applicants to determine eligibility. If eligible, applicants will receive an invitation to attend the Feb. 6 event, during which they will complete a computer-based technical knowledge assessment. Results of the assessment will be provided onsite. If successful, the candidate will be scheduled to take a hands-on electrical troubleshooting proficiency test at a later date. 

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