| | BMW Chennai unit rolls out 10,000th car
CHENNAI: BMW rolled out its 10,000th car from its assembly line in Chennai on Wednesday. With the achievement of this milestone in less than four years the company looks forward to fulfil the increasing demand for BMW cars in India, according to Juergen Eder, Managing Director, BMW Plant, Chennai.
In March 2007, BMW India officially opened its production plant in Chennai. It manufactures BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series sedans in petrol and diesel variants. By the end of 2010, it will also start producing the BMW X1. The Chennai plant has a capacity to produce 5,400 units annually on a single shift basis. It will employ around 400 people by the end of 2010. Till September 2010 the BMW Group had invested Rs. 110 crore in India. It will be increased to Rs.180 crore by the end of 2012, the company said in a release.
BMW India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of the BMW Group. The range of BMW activities in India include the establishment of a production plant in Chennai, a central spare parts warehouse in Mumbai and development of a dealer organisation across major metropolitan centres.