German luxury car maker in India BMW has rolled out its 50,000th made in India car from its Chennai plant recently.
BMW’s plant in India at Chennai started operations in March 2007. Already with a sound reputation of its cars in the world, BMW cars are well accepted in India also. The company produces eight car models on two assembly lines at its plant. Right from the X1, X3 and X5 it also produces the 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series and 7-Series.
The new BMW 7-Series earned the distinction of being the 50,000th car of this company produced in India. The model was launched at the 2016 Auto Expo with innovative technologies like Gesture Control, BMW Display Key, Touch Command system, Wireless Charging and remote control Parking. To have its presence in major parts of India the company has strengthened its dealership network to 38 sales outlets.
Under the Make In India initiative, BMW has resolved to further increase the level of localisation up to 50% for its India-manufactured cars. Its presence in India is as a 100% owned subsidiary of the BMW group. Apart from a plant in Chennai, they also have a warehouse in Mumbai and a training centre and its headquarters located at Gurgaon.
The company has already invested Euro 69 million in India, directly created 650 jobs in its own setups and more than 1200 jobs in its dealer network and big number of jobs under its vendor development program. In its presence of 9 years in India, the company achieved the goal of manufacturing 50,000 cars and is ecstatic about achieving more such milestones.
BMW’s Chennai Plant Rolls Out 50,000th Car
– BMW 7-Series takes the distinction of being 50,000th car out of Chennai plant
– BMW aims for 50% localisation of its cars
– The automaker completes 9 years of operations in India