3 projects at BMW aim at supplier cooperation in N America

By Lindsay Chappell, Automotive News

Three construction projects at BMW AG’s US assembly plant are intended to help the automaker work closer with North American suppliers on upcoming vehicles.

BMW is adding a $3 million building next to the Spartanburg, South Carolina, plant, where it plans to work with suppliers on developing and testing parts. The 13,800-square-foot (1100 sq.-m) building, which will be completed by year end, will do pre-production evaluations.

BMW also is building a $9 million testing operation, where it will collaborate with suppliers on vehicle…

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