BMW carbon fibre joint venture to triple production capacity


BMW is planning to triple production capacity at its US joint venture that manufactures carbon fibre body panels and “body in white”. It says it will also extend carbon fibre content to other models in its range.

The joint venture – SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (SGL ACF) – is planning to add production lines to triple capacity of the carbon fibre plant in Moses Lake, Washington, USA.

The expansion will be funded by an investment of US$200m, in addition to the previously invested US$100m. The site expansion, scheduled to be completed by early 2015, will make the plant in Moses Lake the world’s largest carbon fibre plant, BMW says.

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