BMW Manufacturing expands with logistics center.

BMW Manufacturing will expand its Upstate operations with a $100 million logistics center built across from the Spartanburg plant off Interstate 85.

"For nearly three decades, BMW has called South Carolina its second home," BMW Manufacturing President and CEO Robert Engelhorn said in a news release. "This expansion in our logistics operation represents our continued commitment to this state, and it will prepare Plant Spartanburg for the future. 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 the efficiency of BMW's logistics operations, which supplies parts to the 7-million-square-foot factory in Greer, according to the company. When complete, the logistics center now being constructed by the company's development partner Becknell Industrial will be nearly 1 million square feet with opportunities for future expansion.

When the logistics center opens in mid-2022, it will allow BMW to consolidate two offsite warehouse operations one for returnable containers and another for body shop parts into one efficient onsite location, according to the company. Inside the warehouse, shipments from suppliers will be sorted, then delivered to Plant Spartanburg.

"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," Commerce Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III, said in a news release. "This new logistics operation is yet another testament to BMW's commitment and growth plans in our state."

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