GREER, S.C. (WSPA) — BMW Manufacturing celebrated 25 years of production Monday at its plant in Spartanburg County.
The first vehicles rolled off the line at the Greer manufacturing plant in 1994.
Five expansions later, it’s now the largest BMW plant in the world.
BMW Manufacturing President & CEO Knudt Flor said he’s most proud of how the plant has grown from its humble beginnings in the early 90’s to currently largest exporter of cars in the United States.
BMW employs 11,000 people at the Greer plant where X models are produced for U.S. and world markets.
Flor noted X5 are the most popular and successful cars of BMW to date.
Production has increased to more than 1,500 vehicles daily, according to the manufacturer. BMW is anticipated to have exported more 5 million cars by early 2020.
A celebration of the 25th anniversary will be held Monday morning. Speakers include S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster, BMW Manufacturing President and CEO Knudt Flor and state Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.