Tour of BMW Group Plant Leipzig
Up to 860 premium traditional BMW vehicles are produced at the Leipzig plant with the aid of highly qualified employees and innovative production technology. Each BMW automobile is individually produced and tailor-made to the client's wishes and preferences. Several thousand parts in many different colours and sizes and thousands of production stages are necessary before the vehicle is ready to start what is often a long journey to the client.
Every traditional BMW vehicle built in Leipzig passes through the pressing plant, body shop, paint shop and assembly, and the sophisticated logistics system is vital to the whole production system. It takes less than 40 hours to build a BMW in Leipzig including rigorous quality checks.
In addition to traditional car production, the plant has its focus on the production of electric cars with CFK light weight bodies. The BMW Group has invested about 400 million Euros until 2013 for the enlargement of the plant.
The series production of the BMW i3 started in September 2013, the sportive BMW i8 is produced since May 2014.
This tour will allow Summit participants to take a behind-the-scenes look at the BMW Leipzig Plant including the unique central building, designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid.