BMW announced Thursday it will be investing $900 million into a massive expansion that is expected to create 300 jobs at its facility in Spartanburg County.
Company officials made the announcement during a ceremony commemorating the company’s milestone of producing 2 million vehicles since its 1994 opening.
Frank-Peter Arndt, the BMW Group board member responsible for production, said the company’s intention is to expand its popular X-model. Arndt said production of the new BMW X4 will begin with the expansion of the plant.
“We look forward to a new model with great anticipation. For nearly 20 years, this team has always proven their steadfast commitment to producing quality vehicles for our customers around the world,” said Josef Kerscher, president of BMW Manufacturing.
The company says this addition is expected to raise production capacities up to 300,000 units by their mid-term, and by the end of the year they expect to have more than 7,500 employees at their 4 million-square-foot facility.
South Carolina Radio Network’s Tripp Girardeau contributed to this article.