AMM goes BMW: Excursion to BMW largest vehicle production site
During a one-day excursion AMM students got valuable insights into the production and logistics processes of BMW
On June, 28th 16 AMM students traveled together with a team of AMM-professors to Bavaria to visit BMW Plant Dingolfing which is BMW Group’s largest vehicle production site in Europe. At every year, almost 330.000 vehicles roll off the assembly lines of the plant. This site manufactures a wide range of cars – currently models of the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Series, as well as components for BMW’s electric vehicles. The plant is one of the largest employers in the region and has a workforce of approx. 18,000 people.
Along the entire production and assembly process, AMM-Delegation was able to experience central process steps up close. In the press shop over 40 press systems produce about 2.500 different parts. In the following body shop 2.000 industrial robots turn the sheet metal parts into bodies which are painted in a next step. In assembly, over 6,000 workers fit the car bodies with the equipment selected by the customers. The students were fascinated about the applied tools such as handling devices, pivot mounts and exoskeletons.
After a lunch break in BMWs canteen the AMM team got additional insights into the internal logistics planning of the plant and, among other things, an impressive explanation was given of how the highly complex supply of parts takes place in the largest BMW plant. The event ended with a visit to a shady beer garden, where the findings of the day were discussed in detail.