BMW India has attained a new milestone in India by rolling out the 1,00,000th car locally produced at their plant in Chennai. This badge is proudly worn by a BMW Individual 740Li M Sport Edition! What a unique car to wear that badge, isn’t it?
This plant of BMW India in Chennai first started its operations on the 29th of March 2007 and will celebrate its 15th Anniversary this year. Furthermore, BMW India has constantly expanded their India portfolio and currently make 13 of their products are locally assembled in their Chennai plant. These 13 vehicles include – 2 Series Gran Coupe, 3 Series, 3 Series Gran Limousine, 5 Series, 6 Series Gran Turismo, the X1, X3, X4, X5, X7 and even the Mini Countryman. Furthermore, even the BMW M340i and 7 Series are locally assembled in India. BMW further boasts of their emphasis on sustainability and state that their plant runs on 100% green electricity.
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.”