Page Overview: Timeline

History of the Plant San Luis Potosi.

The BMW Group has been making history in Mexico since 1994. After 20 years of success in the Mexican market is time to build the Next Leading Plant in the state of San Luis Potosi.

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

  • 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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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.

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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.

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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.

When BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi starts production in 2019, we will have the privilege of hosting the manufacturing of one of the most successful BMW models ever, an iconic automobile that essentially defined 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.
The next Generation.

The 7th generation of the 3 Series will first enter production at the Munich plant, followed by China and, of course, San Luis Potosi. We will join the proud group of BMW Production facilities that have had the honor of manufacturing the most successful model of the brand.    

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