Recently BMW Brilliance closed a deal with Shenyang, Liaoning province, to build a new facility there.
BMW Brilliance, which is the joint venture between BMW and China’s Brilliance Auto, hopes that this plant will double its annual engine production from 200,000 to 400,000 in 2015, when the facility is expected to begin production. All the auto maker’s engines manufactured at this facility will be used for locally-produced vehicles.
The company didn’t offer details about how much it plans to invest in this plant, but said that it will be built from its own working capital and the construction will begin in 2013. For the first half of the year BMW Brilliance reported sales of 65,480 units in China, up 45.5% from the same period last year.
Last month BMW announced that from August 15th it will recall 2,712 3-Series vehicles and 114 X1 vehicles produced in China between November 2010 and February 2012, and 195 imported Z4 models manufactured in late 2011, due to a suspected flaw with their steering control system, which may stop the power steering system from initializing correctly. The cars will be recalled by BMW (China) Automotive Trading Ltd. and BMW Brilliance Automotive.