Screen Shot 2017-07-24 at 09.31.03Germany – The development plans for the facility in Saxony, eastern Germany, include new bodyshop and assembly areas. The central element of the building works, however, is an extension to the paintshop.

The €200m project will integrate new technologies, BMW says, allowing the OEM to push towards greater efficiency and sustainability in the paint stage of production the Leipzig plant.

“This further development of the plant is an important move and means we will have the necessary competitive structures in place to continue building vehicles here in the future,” said plant director Hans-Peter Kemser.

Building work at Leipzig is planned to commence in 2018 and scheduled to finish in 2020.