Who Owns BMW?

January 4th, 2019 by

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Have you ever wondered who makes BMW vehicles? BMW, which stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengeselleschaft and translates to Bavarian Motor Works, is owned by the parent company, BMW Group. This company also owns luxury auto brands like Mini and Rolls-Royce, and BMW has its headquarters in Munich, Germany.

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What is the BMW Group?

The BMW Group is also known as BMW AG in Germany. This company is incorporated and owned by shareholders, which is what the AG indicates. The Quandt family is a long-time shareholder of BMW AG, and between a brother and sister, they own half of the company. The rest of split between public shareholders.

  • Stefan Quandt, a German industrialist and engineer, owns 29%
  • Susanne Klatten, a successful investor and sister to Stefan Quandt, owns 21%
  • Public investors own the other 50%

Where Is BMW Made?

BMW vehicles are mainly made in Germany, and the largest manufacturing facility is located in Dingolfing. BMW also has plants in China, Austria, and Great Britain:

  • Germany: Berlin, Dingolfing, Landshut, Leipzig, Munich, Regensburg, Wackersdorf
  • Austria: Steyr
  • Great Britain: Oxford
  • China: Shenyang

There are additional production plants throughout the world that are owned by the BMW Group Production Network, as well, including the U.S. These plants produce new BMW vehicles as well as genuine BMW parts:

  • Austria: Graz
  • Brazil: Manaus
  • Egypt: Cairo
  • Germany: Eisenach
  • Great Britain: Goodwood and Swindon
  • Indonesia: Jakarta
  • India: Chennai
  • Italy: Cassinetta
  • Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
  • Mexico: San Luis Potosi
  • Russia: Kaliningrad
  • South Africa: Rosslyn
  • Thailand: Rayong
  • United States: Spartanburg, SC

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