Worldwide Assembly Plants
The BMW Group strategy of ensuring that production is tuned to market demands around the world also applies to smaller markets with worthwhile potential, in which customs regulations may, for example, complicate the import of complete automobiles. In such areas, the BMW Group manufactures automobiles from parts kits in assembly plants.
For the production in assembly plants, certain parts and components are packaged in the home plant of the model as kits in precisely defined assembly steps and exported for assembly in the respective countries. These kits are then supplemented with locally manufactured parts in the partner countries. Assembly takes place on location with adherence to the BMW Group's global quality standards.
Currently, the BMW Group uses assembly plants to manufacture automobiles predominantly with partners in six locations (Thailand, Malaysia, Russia, Egypt, Indonesia and India) and motorcycles in Brazil.