German luxury carmaker BMW has confirmed to Times Of India that it has no plans to open a second manufacturing plant in India at the moment. The carmaker currently has an assembling plant is Chennai at the moment and according to BMW, the plant is working with less than half the capacity it is meant for.
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A Spokesperson for BMW India said, "We take great pride in our facility and love to take guests around. We have invited all delegations from Indian states that have visited Germany to woo investments over the past 10 years. But in terms of BMW's plans in India, nothing is happening at the moment in terms of a second plant."
BMW's Chennai plant commenced operations back in 2007, and assembles Semi Knocked Down Units (SKDs) and Completely Knocked Down Units (CKDs) that are imported from Germany.
Models such as the BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, X3, X5, and the MINI Countryman are assembled at BMW's Chennai plant. The BMW plant in Chennai has the capacity to assemble 14,000 cars with a single shift and in two shifts, the German carmaker has the capacity to roll out 20,000 units from the same plant.