June 21, 2006
BMW Leipzig plant builds its 100,000th vehicle
Leipzig, Germany – Less than 15 months after its production launch, BMW’s plant in Leipzig, Germany built its 100,000th 3 Series on June 16, 2006. The milestone car, built ahead of schedule, was a silver 330i destined for a customer in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
BMW Group decided on Leipzig for its new facility in 2001, after weighing more than 250 offers from around Europe. The company’s investment was 1.3 billion Euros. The facility produces about 570 vehicles per day over two shifts, and production in 2007 is set to be increased to 650 cars per day. The plant supplies Europe, Asia, Africa, and South and Central America; around a quarter of its output goes to customers in Germany.