SPARTANBURG, SC—BMW’s assembly plant here set a production record during 2021, producing 433,810 BMW X vehicles during the year, a 20 percent increase over 2020 and breaking the previous record of 411,620 units set in 2019.
“The fact that [we] set a production record during a very unpredictable year is a testament to the commitment and flexibility of our associates,” says Robert Engelhorn, Ph.D., president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing.
The 2021 production year marked the fourth time the South Carolina plant has topped 400,000 units. This milestone was also achieved in 2015, 2016 and 2019.
Additionally, the plant assembled a record number of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles last year with about 70,000 units shipped, 48 percent more than in 2020.
“Electric mobility is becoming a growth driver and success factor for the company,” Engelhorn says. “Our plant is fully on board to support BMW Group’s electrification strategy.”
Since 1992, the BMW Group has invested about $11.9 billion in its South Carolina factory. It’s now the largest BMW plant in the world, producing more than 1,500 vehicles each day. The plant exports more than two-thirds of its vehicles to about 125 global markets.
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