The new facility employs up to around 60 personnel and it demonstrates a commitment by both BMW Group Malaysia and SDAE in increasing employment opportunities and career growth prospects within the local job market in the Kulim Hi-Tech area. BMW also states that there is no difference in quality because the quality controls in place are like the ones used in Germany. The key personnel of the plant have also been sent over to Germany for proper training.
The number mentioned above is for the total Sime Darby plant output. At least 10,000 of those are locally assembled BMW vehicles. This new engine facility at the moment can assemble 60 engines per day or. 1,200 per month on the regular five dat work week. The export markets that have been established for these locally assembled engines are Vietnam and the Philippines.