BMW Group to build logistics centre for high-voltage batteries in north of Leipzig
26 August 2023
The BMW Group is making further investments in e-component production at Plant Leipzig and is committed to the future development of the site. A leasehold agreement has been formalized for a parcel of land adjacent to the existing plant premises, located within the northern industrial estate. This area, measuring 12 hectares in total, will serve BMW's purposes, with eight hectares being developed in the initial phase of construction. The primary objectives of this development are to establish a logistics hall for the production of fifth-generation high-voltage batteries and to construct an office building. Both structures are projected to be completed by mid-2024.
To commemorate the commencement of construction for the Supply Centre North, a symbolic groundbreaking event was conducted, attended by key figures such as Petra Peterhänsel, Plant Director, Jens Köhler, Works Council Chairman, Frank Hager, Head of Production for High-Voltage Batteries, Clemens Schülke, Mayor and Alderman for Business, Labour and Digital in the City of Leipzig, and Anja Hähle-Posselt, Director of the Office for Economic Development of the City of Leipzig. Additionally, Karsten Dickerboom, representing the construction company Max Bögl Stiftung & Co KG, participated in the event.
Mayor Clemens Schülke expressed his enthusiasm for the expansion, emphasizing that car production is a vital element of Leipzig's economic identity, and the expansion contributes to the region's growth while adhering to eco-friendly principles. Petra Peterhänsel, Plant Director, views the transition to electromobility as a pivotal step in the plant's progression, highlighting its pioneering role in the production of the BMW i3. She further emphasized that with the development of e-component production and the imminent launch of the MINI Countryman, Leipzig's automotive future is taking shape.
This initiative underscores BMW's commitment to e-mobility and sustainable production practices, aligning with its strategic vision for the future of the automotive industry. The investment in advanced e-component facilities demonstrates the company's dedication to staying at the forefront of technological innovation while contributing positively to the local economy and the broader movement toward electromobility.