BMW Brilliance expands battery factory in China
The Chinese joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has announced an investment of around 10 billion yuan (1.38 billion euros) in the expansion of its electric car battery production in the city of Shenyang. This is to supply the vehicle plants there.
BMW to establish closed recycling loop for batteries
The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has just established a closed cycle recycling operation in China for the reuse of the raw materials nickel, lithium and cobalt from high-voltage batteries. Compared to the use of newly mined material, CO2 emissions are to be reduced by 70 per cent.
BMW takes majority stake in BBA joint venture
BMW has acquired a majority stake in BMW Brilliance Automotive. As announced three years ago, the Munich-based carmaker holds only 75 per cent of the shares. One of the first acts as the new majority owner is the announcement of a new plant for the joint venture.
FAW considers taking over BMW partner Brilliance
Chinese state-owned carmaker FAW is considering taking over BMW’s local partner Brilliance. The background is the precarious financial situation of Brilliance’s largest shareholder, the Huachen Automotive Group, which is on the verge of bankruptcy.
BMW Brilliance launches new factory construction
BMW Brilliance has begun construction of a new production facility on the existing Chinese plant site in Tiexi, a district of Shenyang in Liaoning Province. With the new plant, BMW Brilliance (BBA) intends to double production capacity at the site.
BMW makes headway in securing BBA majority
The BMW Group is getting closer to achieving their plan of increasing their shares in the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture to acquire the majority. A special meeting of Brilliance China Automotive (CBA) has agreed to the sale of another 25% of the company to BMW.
BMW to take over 75 % majority of China-JV BBA
BMW is pushing ahead with its electrical plans in China. First, the carmaker takes over the majority of the joint venture with local car manufacturer Brilliance, second, the joint venture announced that it would invest over 3 bn euros in new and existing plant structures in Shenyang.
New precedence: BMW to hold 75% of Chinese JV
BMW is planning to increase the ownership percentage of their joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) in China to at least 75%, which would make them the first foreign vehicle manufacturer in China to receive permission to own more than 50% of a JV.
BMW & Brilliance expanding China venture BBA
BMW and its partner in China, Brilliance, agreed to expand their BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture. BBA aims to increase capacity at both local facilities in order to produce 520,000 BMW a year from 2019. Moreover, the BMW iX3 may hit markets outside the People’s Republic.