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History of the Plant San Luis Potosi.

BMW Group has been writing history in Mexico since 1994. After more than 20 years of success in the Mexican market, the company reinforces its commitment to Mexico with the new Plant in San Luis.

2019

6/2019

Official Inauguration Ceremony of BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi.

4/2019

Start of Production.

  • 6/2019
  • 4/2019

2018

02/2018

Welding try outs started

03/2018

1,000 employees hired

03/2018

Opening of BMW Work and Research Center at CONALEP in Villa de Reyes

03/2018

Donationof more tan 300 waterfiltersto sixcommunitiesin Villa de Reyes

05/2018

First produced Body

  • 02/2018
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2017

2/2017

Visit of Governor Dr. Carreras to Munich.

3/2017

Collaboration agreement with Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi.

5/2017

Third generation of apprentices joined the Dual Program.

8/2017

First generation of apprentices already hired at the BMW Group Plant SLP.

10/2017

Second edition of “BMW Day”.

12/2017

Training Center Opening with the presence of Milagros Caiña-Andree, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Human Resources and Labor Relations.

  • 2/2017
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  • 12/2017

2016

1/2016

Centenary celebrations.

2/2016

Visit of Governor Dr. Carreras to Spartanburg.

3/2016

Groundbreaking Event.

4/2016

Start of construction.

10/2016

Welcome of second generation of apprentices.

11/2016

Marketing campaign for recruiting at local fair FENAPO.

12/2016

Recruiting event “BMW Day” with more than 4.500 visitors.

  • 1/2016
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  • 10/2016
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2015

1/2015

Supplier event “Bienvenidos a México”.

2/2015

Mexican Supplier Summit in SLP.

3/2015

Family Day with BMW SLP apprentices and families.

4/2015

Opening of the temporary Training Center.

6/2015

Change of local government.

11/2015

Land purchasing.

  • 1/2015
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  • 6/2015
  • 11/2015

2014

2/2014

Site selection.

2/2014

Official proclamation with Mexican President and Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG.

3/2014

Land purchase agreement signed in the presence of Minister Steinmeier.

8/2014

Relocation of species found on the construction site.

10/2014

Collaboration agreement with Universidad Tecnológica de San Luis Potosí.

11/2014

Start of site preparation activities.

12/2014

Start “cut and fill” activities.

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Generations of the 3 Series.

BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi has the privilege of produce one of the most successful BMW models in the history of the brand. The 3 Series is an iconic car that essentially redefined the Sport Sedan as a segment in the automotive market.

First unveiled at the 1975 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, the BMW 3 Series has developed into both the brand’s most successful model range and an international bestseller. And that makes the 3 Series a highly effective global ambassador for BMW’s core attributes.

First generation, 1975 - 1983.
Fourth Generation, 1998 - 2006.
SEVENTH GENERATION, 2019.

The 7th generation of 3 Series started production at the Munich plant, followed by China, and currently in San Luis Potosí.

Second generation, 1982 - 1994.
fifth generation, 2004 - 2013.
Third generation, 1990 - 2000.
sixth generation, 2011 - 2019.