BMW Relies on KINEXON to Bring Production to the Next Level

Production critical, technology-agnostic, software platform that maximizes speed, transparency, and quality in assembly and logistics.

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BMW Relies on KINEXON to Bring Production to the Next Level

Production critical, technology-agnostic, software platform that maximizes speed, transparency, and quality in assembly and logistics.

About BMW

With its four brands, BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce, and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and provides premium financial and mobility services.

The BMW Group production network is compromised of 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2021, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and more than 194,000 motorcycles worldwide.

Project At A Glance

The Challenges

  • Converting manual processes to automated operations
  • Moving from complex environments to seamless interconnectivity
  • Turning operational risk into industrial-grade reliability
  • Transitioning from vendor dependency to full autonomy

The Challenges

  • Converting manual processes to automated operations
  • Moving from complex environments to seamless interconnectivity
  • Turning operational risk into industrial-grade reliability
  • Transitioning from vendor dependency to full autonomy

The Solution

KINEXON OS is production-critical at 13 BMW plants across Spartanburg 4 continents. All Greenfield plants same as recent Brownfield extensions have been equipped with highly precise KINEXON RTLS.

The Solution

KINEXON OS is production-critical at 13 BMW plants across Spartanburg 4 continents. All Greenfield plants same as recent Brownfield extensions have been equipped with highly precise KINEXON RTLS.

The Impact

  • >$10 million savings in annual operational cost
  • > 50 million automated telegrams instead of manual work
  • 99.98 % ability to generate system uptime

The Impact

  • >$10 million savings in annual operational cost
  • > 50 million automated telegrams instead of manual work
  • 99.98 % ability to generate system uptime

The Challenges

  • Converting manual processes to automated operations
  • Moving from complex environments to seamless interconnectivity
  • Turning operational risk into industrial-grade reliability
  • Transitioning from vendor dependency to full autonomy

The Challenges

  • Converting manual processes to automated operations
  • Moving from complex environments to seamless interconnectivity
  • Turning operational risk into industrial-grade reliability
  • Transitioning from vendor dependency to full autonomy

The Solution

KINEXON OS is production-critical at 13 BMW plants across Spartanburg 4 continents. All Greenfield plants same as recent Brownfield extensions have been equipped with highly precise KINEXON RTLS.

The Solution

KINEXON OS is production-critical at 13 BMW plants across Spartanburg 4 continents. All Greenfield plants same as recent Brownfield extensions have been equipped with highly precise KINEXON RTLS.

The Impact

  • >$10 million savings in annual operational cost
  • > 50 million automated telegrams instead of manual work
  • 99.98 % ability to generate system uptime

The Impact

  • >$10 million savings in annual operational cost
  • > 50 million automated telegrams instead of manual work
  • 99.98 % ability to generate system uptime

The Challenges

  • Converting manual processes to automated operations
  • Moving from complex environments to seamless interconnectivity
  • Turning operational risk into industrial-grade reliability
  • Transitioning from vendor dependency to full autonomy

The Challenges

  • Converting manual processes to automated operations
  • Moving from complex environments to seamless interconnectivity
  • Turning operational risk into industrial-grade reliability
  • Transitioning from vendor dependency to full autonomy

The Solution

KINEXON OS is production-critical at 13 BMW plants across Spartanburg 4 continents. All Greenfield plants same as recent Brownfield extensions have been equipped with highly precise KINEXON RTLS.

The Solution

KINEXON OS is production-critical at 13 BMW plants across Spartanburg 4 continents. All Greenfield plants same as recent Brownfield extensions have been equipped with highly precise KINEXON RTLS.

The Impact

  • >$10 million savings in annual operational cost
  • > 50 million automated telegrams instead of manual work
  • 99.98 % ability to generate system uptime

The Impact

  • >$10 million savings in annual operational cost
  • > 50 million automated telegrams instead of manual work
  • 99.98 % ability to generate system uptime

Automotive production at the BMW Group is a lot like top-flight sport in that it’s about high-performance process. The real-time locating platform KINEXON OS forms the backbone for fully digitalizing our production. It’s an innovative operating system that makes our highly complex manufacturing processes transparent and raises efficiency in production even further.

Milan Nedeljković
Board Member for Production at BMW Group
Milan Nedeljković
Board Member for Production at BMW Group