BMW’s new body shop will double the size of the facility. The $1 billion project to boost vehicle production to 450,000 a year.
According to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, work is underway on a 1.2 million-square-foot body shop at the Greer site that will equal the size of BMW’s original production plant that opened in 1994.
The current expansion project represents the plants fifth major upgrade and follows a $900 million expansion four years ago.
The new facility is being built in two phases. The exterior of the structure in the first phase is finished, and the interior is being readied for production. The steel frame of the adjoining structure is being erected. No completion date has been set.
Some 1,300 robots are already being used at BMW’s current body shops, which produce bodies of X3, X4, X5 and X6 models, as well as the X5 M and X6 M.