The BMW Group Home Plant in Munich

Caroline Schulenburg and Andreas Hemmerle

The BMW Group Home Plant in Munich

Caroline Schulenburg and Andreas Hemmerle

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

272 pages | 318 color plates | 9 3/4 x 10 1/2 | © 2016
Cloth $34.95 ISBN: 9783777425528 Published September 2016 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
BMW is the iconic German luxury automobile, motorcycle, and engine manufacturer. Headquartered in Munich, it also owns MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, making it one of the best-selling automakers in the world. One constant of BMW, since the very beginning, has been its knack for combining the brand’s long tradition of craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology in production.
            Generously illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs, The BMW Group Home Plant in Munich gives fans of the beloved brand an opportunity to go behind the scenes at the nucleus of BMW automobile and engine production in the heart of Munich. Beginning with the foundation of a new plant by Gustav Otto, which became the BMW AG in 1922, and continuing on to the newest and most exciting breakthroughs in technology guiding the industry today, the book provides a comprehensive chronicle of industrial developments at BMW over the years, including key turning points and contributions by current and former BMW employees discussing the company’s history and approach to modernization.
 
Contents
Foreword
1 The origin of BMW’s home plant
2 From BFW to BMW AG: the plant during the 1920s
3 Plant expansion to meet increased demand for aero engines
4 The plant during the Second World War
5 The plant at the end of the Second World War
6 Return to motorcycle and car production
7 “New Class” triggers upturn: the plant in the 1960s
8 From the early 1970s to the mid-1980s
9 New structures and first steps towards a “new” Munich plant
10 The new Munich plant takes shapes
11 The BMW Group Munich plant today
 
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