Client
BMW
Location
Greer, SC, U.S.

BMW Automotive Assembly Plant - Design-Construction Services

Fluor provided design and construction management services to BMW and served as the general contractor for the automotive company's first and only manufacturing facility in North America.

The 1.1 million-square-foot plant produces up to 90,000 passenger vehicles annually for worldwide distribution.


Client's Challenge

BMW selected Greer, South Carolina for its first and only automotive assembly plant outside of Germany. BMW needed a local company with automotive and project management experience and a knowledge of doing business in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Initially, the 1.1-million-square-foot plant manufactured up to 90,000 passenger vehicles annually for worldwide distribution.

The 900-acre site includes paint and body shop, assembly area, dewaxing and paint mix facilities, as well as a tank farm, administration energy center, and guardhouse.

Since the first BMW rolled off the assembly line in 1994, the company has produced more than 1.5 million cars and invested more the $4 billion in South Carolina.


Fluor's Solution

During the process design, Fluor worked directly with BMW and its suppliers in developing conceptual and detail designs and bid packages for the assembly and second final-finish areas. Fluor provided construction management and served as the general contractor on the project, managing installation contractors through checkout and startup of the process equipment.

General contracting services were provided for paint, body, assembly, dewaxing, and paint mix facilities, as well as the tank farm, administration energy center, and guardhouse. Services included subcontractor management and direct-hire construction of the main building foundations, paint shop basement, and interior underground storm and sanitary systems.

Site roadways, test track, fencing, and parking and shipping facilities were included in the general contracting agreement.

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Conclusion

Fluor is proud of its involvement with BMW in establishing their first assembly plant in North America. Fluor provided design, construction management, and general contracting services to the luxury car manufacturer.

Since the first car rolled off the assembly plant in 1994, BMW has continued to expand the facilities and provide jobs for residents of South Carolina.