BMW Manufacturing today announced that the company is expanding operations in Spartanburg County with the construction of a new $100 million logistics center.
“For nearly three decades, BMW has called South Carolina its second home. This expansion in our logistics operation represents our continued commitment to this state, and it will prepare Plant Spartanburg for the future,” said BMW Manufacturing Co. President and CEO Robert Engelhorn. “The new warehouse will allow us to consolidate our logistics processes as well as implement efficiency measures for a more sustainable logistics operation.”
The facility, which will be located on 120 acres off Freeman Farm Road, will enhance BMW’s logistics operations supplying parts to the 7-million-square-foot factory in Greer. When complete, the logistics center – being constructed by the company’s development partner Becknell Industrial – will be nearly 1 million square feet with an opportunity for future expansion.
“BMW’s presence in South Carolina proved to be a catalyst for economic transformation within our borders, fueling the growth of a robust automotive sector and paving the way for South Carolina’s worldwide reputation for producing highly advanced, premium products<” said Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III. “This new logistics operation is yet another testament to BMW’s commitment and growth plans in our state. Congratulations to BMW on their continued success.”
To minimize the impact of truck traffic in the area, two private bridges will be constructed to connect the logistics center to the BMW campus: one over Freeman Farm Road and the other over Interstate 85.
The new logistics center and bridges are expected to be operational in mid-2022.
Since 1992, BMW Manufacturing has invested more than $11.4 billion in its Spartanburg County operations. The company’s manufacturing facility has produced more than five million vehicles – over 1,500 each day. To learn more about BMW’s Upstate manufacturing operations, visit the BMW Plant Spartanburg website.