• Wendt: “Automated driving is a superb probability for Germany as an
    industrial location – in-house element manufacturing serves greater than
    ever as an innovation hub”


Munich/Landshut. The Decrease Bavarian BMW Group
Landshut plant once more assumes its function as an innovation driver for the
automotive future: With a lot of essential high-tech parts, it
will give the BMW iNEXT, which begins rolling off the meeting line in
Dingolfing from 2021, a face. The BMW iNEXT is the BMW Group’s first
all-electric manufacturing car ready for totally automated driving.
At present, Dr. Andreas Wendt, Member of the Board of Administration of BMW AG
liable for Buying and Provider Community, and Hubert Aiwanger,
Deputy Prime Minister of Bavaria and the Bavarian Minister of Financial
Affairs, Regional Growth and Vitality, opened a brand new manufacturing
facility on the Landshut location. The modern kidney grille – the
“eye” – for the BMW iNEXT might be produced there.


The technologically complicated kidney grille is important for
highly-automated driving: It permits the mixing of digital camera
expertise, radar features and additional sensors required for extremely
developed driver help programs into the entrance finish of the car.
The BMW Group Landshut is investing a complete of over 50 million Euros
in modern parts for the BMW iNEXT and additional future car fashions.


In-house manufacturing of parts as an innovation hub for
future points resembling automated driving  

“Automated driving is a big probability for Germany as an industrial
location. With future-oriented applied sciences, we’re producing
decisive aggressive benefits. Particularly through the present
transformation of our sector, our in-house element manufacturing at
Landshut is assuming greater than ever the function of an innovation hub,”
says board member Wendt. “Along with extremely automated driving,
mobility of the long run might be characterised by electrical mobility and
digitalisation – the BMW iNEXT is synonymous with all of this, as are
Landshut and the BMW Group in Decrease Bavaria.


Aiwanger, the Deputy Prime Minister of Bavaria, praised the power
and the presence of the BMW Group in East Bavaria: “The
future-oriented mission BMW iNEXT underscores the financial
significance of the car trade and car development in
the area. The state of Bavaria is happy with the truth that this
related chapter within the historical past of the sector is being opened right here at
this location.” Moreover, he added that with a view to the corona
disaster, the state authorities was grateful for the BMW Group’s assist
of the regional financial system even in troublesome instances.


Broad spectrum of high-tech parts from Landshut

The kidney grille for the BMW iNEXT was developed on the BMW Group’s
Landshut Light-weight Building and Expertise Middle (LuTZ) and is
symbolic of the transformation of the sector: For the BMW iNEXT, the
brand-characterising radiator grille will grow to be a multifunctional,
modern high-tech element. Aside from the grille, the Landshut
plant can even produce additional modern parts for the cockpit
and the electrical drive system for the iNEXT, but additionally structural
parts constituted of carbon fibre compound supplies resembling CFRP, for
instance. The sunshine metallic casting division gives the housing for
the long run electrical drive motor and in addition developed the globally distinctive
Injector Casting Course of (ICA), whereby the electrical drive system for
the BMW iNEXT does with out uncommon earths.


Efficient use of the aggressive benefit and
industrialisation competence

“Due to our in-house element manufacturing facility for
light-weight development and the expertise centre right here at this
location, we’ve a real benefit over our rivals. Now we have
industrialisation competence, we are able to develop strategically essential
improvements and on the identical time reliably assess exterior companions and
suppliers,” stated Dr. Wolfgang Blümlhuber, Buying and Provider
Community, Senior Vice President Expertise Driving Dynamics, Gentle
Steel Casting.


“The Landshut plant stands for modern energy from Decrease Bavaria,”
emphasised Dr. Stefan Kasperowski, Head of BMW Group Plant Landshut.

By investing within the manufacture of iNEXT parts, the BMW Group is
making a transparent dedication to the situation.” Willibald Löw, Chairman of
the Works Council of BMW Group Plant Landshut, added: “At present in
explicit, this can be a robust sign for long-term native job safety.”


If in case you have any questions, please contact:


Company Communications

Saskia Eßbauer, Company Communications

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Eckhard Wannieck, Head of Company and Tradition Communications

[email protected], Phone: +49 89 382 24544


BMW Group Plant Landshut
BMW Group Plant
Dr. Britta Ullrich, Communications BMW Group Plant Landshut

[email protected];
Phone: +49 871 702 3232


Bernd Eckstein, Head of Communications BMW Group Crops Dingolfing
and Landshut
[email protected],
Phone: +49 8731 76 22020



Product Communications
Bernhard Santer, Product
Communications BMW Cars
[email protected],
Phone: +49-89-382-24360

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[email protected], Phone: +49-89-382-25814



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The BMW Group Plant Landshut
The BMW Group Plant
Landshut is considered one of 31 BMW Group manufacturing areas in 14 nations.
On the Decrease Bavarian element location, round 4,000 staff
produce mild metallic solid parts for engine, suspension and physique,
plastic parts for the car exterior, carbon physique parts,
cockpit and gear choices, electrical drive programs, particular motors
and drive shafts. These parts are delivered to all BMW Group
car and engine crops worldwide. Due to this fact, a few of the modern
energy from Landshut is to be present in each BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce.


Because the competence centre for the long run applied sciences light-weight
development and electrical mobility, the Landshut plant will not be solely
merely concerned at an early stage in growth processes for the
manufacturing of recent autos. On the Decrease Bavarian location, parts
for the groundbreaking BMW i fashions or the flagship of the BMW model,
the BMW 7 Sequence, are additionally produced. Furthermore, the BMW Group’s
Light-weight Building and Expertise Middle (LuTZ) is predicated in
Landshut. There, specialists from essentially the most numerous colleges collectively
conduct analysis on modern high-tech-materials in addition to on
tailored combined development ideas and manufacturing processes for
the mobility of tomorrow.  



The BMW Group

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