New Delhi: German luxury carmaker BMW India has rolled out its 50,000th ‘Made in India’ car from its Chennai plant on Thursday, informed the company in an official statement.
The BMW Group increased the number of its locally produced car models since its Chennai plant started functioning on March 29, 2007. Upto eight car models are locally produced at the BMW Plant Chennai.
Locally produced cars at the Chennai plant include the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, the BMW X3 and the BMW X5.
Celebrating the 'Make in India' initiative, BMW has further strengthened its commitment to the Indian market by increasing the level of localisation at BMW Plant Chennai upto 50 percent, it said in the statement.
Till date, BMW Group has invested over Rs 4.9 billion its Indian arm. Currently, BMW India has 38 sales outlets in the Indian market. The total number of employees at BMW India is 650. More than 1,200 additional jobs have been created in the dealer and service network.
“It is with great pride that we are rolling-out the 50,000th car locally produced at BMW Plant Chennai. Each and every BMW that is locally produced is of the same international standards as anywhere else in the world and brings a smile on the faces of our customers. Highly skilled employees, advanced manufacturing processes along with state-of-the-art machinery and technology provide all the necessary ingredients to achieve these tough standards. We are proud of this achievement and look forward to many such milestones in the future,” said Dr. Jochen Stallkamp, Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai.