Tuesday, May 30, 2023

BMW added 500 new jobs and broke production records

In April, 500 new workers joined the BMW factory workforce to start a second shift, said Elisabeth Arreguin Vera, the German firm’s director of corporate communications.

At the same time, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) announced that in the same month BMW broke the vehicle production record, reaching the highest figure since the start of operations.

The Automotive Industry Administrative Registry of Light Vehicles published by Inegi reports that BMW manufactured 9,791 vehicles in April this year, the highest figure for a month since April 2019.

The plant’s previous monthly record was 8,461 vehicles manufactured in October 2022.

Number of Employees

Elizabeth Arreguin pointed out that there are already 3 thousand employees with 500 contract workers who work in two shifts at BMW.

The Director of Corporate Communications confirmed that there are currently no plans to hire more workers until the start-up of the lithium battery factory.

Another phase will also come when BMW will start manufacturing electric vehicles in 2027.

Last February, BMW announced an investment of 800 million euros to adapt the Villa de Reyes plant to manufacture electric vehicles and hire a thousand employees.

Elizabeth Arreguín clarified that, of these thousand jobs, there are 500 that have already been hired for the start of the second work shift last April and another 500 will be for the production of batteries, but they will have to be filled before that start. Will be hired until new plant.

“Of the thousands of jobs announced, 500 will be for the production of batteries. The construction of this building (High Voltage Battery Production Centre) will start in 2024 and we expect to be operational in 2027.

“At the moment there are no plans to sign more contracts for the rest of the year; However, it is something that we evaluate,” Arreguín said.

Vehicle combination

Between January and April this year, according to INEGI data, BMW plants manufactured 30,283 vehicles, of which 18,185 are the 3 Series; 6,355 are from the M2 plug-in hybrid, and 5,743 are from the 2 Series coupe.

This vehicle manufacturing figure is 50.88 per cent higher than last year’s first four-month period, which saw 20,070 units, and is also higher than the first four-month period of 2020 and 2021, which saw 13,709 and 24 units being assembled. it was done. thousand 631 units, respectively.

From April 2019 till the end of April this year, 243,254 vehicles have been manufactured.

Between April and December 2019, 24,755 vehicles were manufactured; 55 thousand 832 were assembled in 2020; 68 thousand 919 belonged to 2021; 63,465 cars in 2022 and 30,283 in the first four months of 2023.

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