BMW Expands Export Operation from South Carolina
September 4, 2013
As one of the largest automotive exporters in the U.S., BMW has announced the expansion of the company’s export program to emerging markets. Originally announced in 2011 to support export of BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicles to certain countries, BMW will now expand this operation to include the new BMW X5. To support this expansion, the company will relocate its export operation, currently in Duncan, S.C., to a new building being developed adjacent to the new South Carolina Inland Port (SCIP) in Greer, SC.
“Our export program enables BMW to invest in new markets where we see potential for future growth,” said Josef Kerscher, President of BMW Manufacturing Co. “Since 2011, demand for the X3 from emerging markets has nearly doubled and we believe the X5 will follow this trend.”
BMW will continue to partner with syncreon, who will manage the company’s warehousing and logistics operation, preparing shipments of parts and components to markets such as Russia, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Egypt.
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