Munich: Today, the BMW Group announced its decision to construct three new logistics centres in Bavaria in the near future. In future, spare parts will be dispatched around the world from Wallersdorf situated in the district of Dingolfing-Landau. A distribution centre that assigns merchants within the southern region of Germany, Tirol and the Vorarlberg will also be established in Kleinaitingen in the district of Augsburg. In addition, a new parts warehouse is being built in Bruckberg near Landshut.
Ilse Aigner, Bavaria's Minister of Economic Affairs, underlines the significance of these three established branches for Bavaria. “This decision once again shows that BMW and Bavaria belong together. In total, more than EUR 250 million will be invested and a marked number of jobs will be created, which amounts to over 2,000 new positions”, emphasises Aigner. In particular, the global spare parts warehouse that is set to be established in Wallersdorf shows that Bavaria offers the ideal conditions even for major investments and can thus enhance its standing as one of the world's leading industrial locations”, says Minister Aigner. The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Business Promotion Agency, Invest in Bavaria have both intensively supported the projects in Wallersdorf and Kleinaitingen since the spring of 2014.
Vice-Minister Pschierer is particularly pleased about the new construction for Kleinaitingen and the associated positive effects it will have on the entire region of Augsburg. “Concerted efforts exerted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, communities and districts have finally made the establishment of a new site possible, which is extremely important for the region of Swabia”, says Pschierer.
As an international corporate group, BMW operates 30 production and assembly sites in 14 countries as well as a global sales network with representative offices in more than 140 countries. At the same time BMW has always remained faithful to Munich and Bavaria and is today represented by 40,000 employees spread across five locations within Bavaria.