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      07-14-2008, 04:19 PM   #205
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Originally Posted by Willy325i View Post
Sorry forgot to mention that I'm happy that here in Egypt, we have a complete manufacturing line for 3/5/7 Series.

Egypt is the only Country that has BMW Production Line in all the World after Germany.
and they made this facility to cover the country hunger for the bmws

Egypt Rocks
not exactly...
Originally Posted by BMW group web site
Worldwide assembly plants.
The BMW Group strategy of ensuring that production is tuned to market demands around the world also applies to smaller markets with worthwhile potential, in which customs regulations may, for example, complicate the import of complete automobiles. In such areas, the BMW Group manufactures automobiles from parts kits in assembly plants. This is the so-called “Completely Knocked Down” (CKD) production process.

In the CKD process, certain parts and components are packaged as kits in precisely defined assembly steps and exported for assembly in the respective countries. These kits are then supplemented with locally manufactured parts in the partner countries. Assembly takes place on location with adherence to the BMW Group's global quality standards.

Currently, the BMW Group uses CKD assembly to manufacture automobiles with partners in six locations (Thailand, Malaysia, Russia, Egypt, Indonesia, India).
they list Manufacturing plants separate from assembly plants