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The BMW Group Home Plant in Munich

The home plant of the BMW Group celebrates 100 years of industry, transformation, and legendary cars.
Before BMW cars sported a blue and white logo, appeared in the James Bond franchise, and won at the racetrack, the roots of the company’s industrial innovations were taking root in Munich in 1922, with the founding of their home plant. This book, published in the factory’s jubilee year, looks back on a century of technological advancement to tell the stories of the buildings, the corporate culture, and the thousands of people who made the company an international powerhouse. Incorporating photographs and employee testimonials, The BMW Group Home Plant in Munich shares fascinating insights into industrial history, including the architectural adaptions necessary to modernize the production facility.
This third edition of the book has been revised and redesigned with larger dimensions.

296 pages | 312 color plates | 8 1/4 x 10 1/4


Economics and Business: Business--Industry and Labor

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Table of Contents

The origin of BMW’s home plant

From BFW
to BMW AG:
the plant during
the 1920s

Plant expansion to meet increased demand for aero engines
in the 1930s

The plant
during the Second World War

The plant at
the end of the Second World War

Return to motorcycle and car production

"New Class" triggers upturn: the plant in the 1960s

the early 1970s to
the mid-1980s

New structures and first steps towards a "new" Munich plant

The new Munich plant takes shape

Modernisation with production running and series-built legends

Built to shape tomorrow:
the BMW Group’s Munich plant celebrates its centenary

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