BMW to Expand Spartanburg Plant Logistics Operations With $100 Million InvestmentNov 18, 2021 10:50AM ● By David Dykes
BMW Manufacturing said on Nov. 18, 2021, that it will expand its logistics operations to a new building being developed across Interstate 85 from the plant.
The facility, located off Freeman Farm Road, is being built by Becknell Industrial, and total investment in the project is approximately $100 million, BMW officials said.
When completed, the new logistics center will be nearly one million square feet with an opportunity for future expansion.
“For nearly three decades, BMW has called South Carolina its second home. This expansion in our logistics operation represents our continued commitment to this state, and it will prepare Plant Spartanburg for the future,” said Robert Engelhorn, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing.
“The new warehouse will allow us to consolidate our logistics processes as well as implement efficiency measures for a more sustainable logistics operation.”
When the new logistics center opens in the middle of 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, company officials said.
Inside the warehouse, shipments from suppliers will be sorted, then delivered to their respective Plant Spartanburg technologies. The result is a faster, leaner, more efficient supply chain, the officials said.
To minimize the impact of truck traffic in the area and allow for easy access to BMW, two private bridges will be built to connect the logistics center to the BMW campus: one over Freeman Farm Road and the other over Interstate 85.
The bridges are being built by United Infrastructure Group. Construction of the new bridges is under way.