BMW awaits Chinese gov’t approval to expand production capacity by 80%

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 22, 2012

BMW is seeking the approval of the government of China to upgrade its annual production capacity by 80% to 360,000 automobiles from 200,000 units. BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd., the automaker's joint venture in the country, has two plants in Shenyang, specifically the Dadong and the Tiexi facilities. 

The joint venture, which is a 50-50 partnership of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. and BMW, manufactures the vehicle models X1, 5 series and 3 series. According to the Ministry of Environmental Protection, BMW Brilliance is seeking to expand its Tiexi facility's capacity to 200,000 vehicles from 100,000 units. The ministry will mull over the factory's potential effect on the environment of Shenyang.

In January, BMW Brilliance also sought the government's approval to raise capacity of the Dadong plant from 100,000 units to 160,000 units. The country has been BMW's biggest market from among other regions in the world. From January to April 2012, the automaker was able to sell 107,211 locally built and imported automobiles in China, an increase by 35 percent on a year-on-year basis.

Expansion in China, which is also the largest vehicle market in the world, is crucial to the vehicle manufacturer's sales target of 2 million cars and SUVs by 2016. In 2011, the BMW Group achieved sales of 1.67 million units around the world. [source: Autonews]

Topics: bmw, china

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

In Japan, Toyota stays in the limelight by always cooking up something new for its famous 86 sports car. A colour orange Toyota 86 performance edition is one that’s hard...
by - December 4, 2016
Back in 2009, Nissan first introduced the Nissan Leaf, the company’s first all-electric vehicle. LEAF stands for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car and this particular EV has been considered as...
by - December 3, 2016
In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the...
by - December 2, 2016
Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by...
by - December 2, 2016
We have good news for those who are waiting for the latest version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. It was just unveiled in November at the 2016 Los Angeles...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries