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      01-19-2021, 09:22 PM   #1
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This is really cool; thank you for posting.
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State of the art. I have watched the latest Porsche 911 manufacturing over and over. Both the BMW and Porsche build their cars in the exact same way. What I have noticed with Porsche and BMW is how sterile and controlled their entire line is right down to low noise. The manufacturing procedures and steps are identical using the same equipment. Great attention is taken to pad and protect the vehicle and parts as they are being installed.
Everything is in exact place and order for each special build without any extra parts or clutter.
Where there are human hands they all are focused and move at a robot like attention to detail with no excess noise. This is how it is suppose to be done. You would never know that monster factory was in South Carolina.

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State of the art. I have watched the latest Porsche 911 manufacturing over and over. Both the BMW and Porsche build their cars in the exact same way. What I have noticed with Porsche and BMW is how sterile and controlled their entire line is right down to low noise. The manufacturing procedures and steps are identical using the same equipment. Great attention is taken to pad and protect the vehicle and parts as they are being installed.
Everything is in exact place and order for each special build without any extra parts or clutter.
Where there are human hands they all are focused and move at a robot like attention to detail with no excess noise. This is how it is suppose to be done. You would never know that monster factory was in North Carolina.
Little correction, South Carolina.
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Little correction, South Carolina.
Thanks. How did I miss that? I drive by it every year.
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Thanks. How did I miss that? I drive by it every year.
LOL. Always happened to best of us.
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Great video!!!

Amazed by the amount of robots used. I work for a heavy machinery manufacturer and aside from welding cells most of our assembly work is still pretty human based.

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Great video!!!

Amazed by the amount of robots used. I work for a heavy machinery manufacturer and aside from welding cells most of our assembly work is still pretty human based.

Jay

Yea, the money BMW invested in that size of a factory is staggering. That place is the size of a small city.
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Great video, thanks for sharing!
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Makes me want to go take off my front and rear bumpers after looking at how easy they went on towards the end of the video....
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The video makes it seem like it should take a week to build and deliver to your dealership. A five min video to build.....so how in the hell does it take 2 months to get to my dealership 😂🤣
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A factory tour is one of the unsung benefits of a performance center delivery (outside of a pandemic) at the SC plant. A dinner and walk in Greenville is another.
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Great video. BMW could easily charge for the factory tours with a team of reservation agents happily accepting credit cards.
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Thanks for sharing.

Brings back great memories of my factory tour back in 2016 of plant Munich.
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I personally find this video very soothing and calming. Very zen.
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This is how your beloved X7 is being assembled...]
Thanks Alex. These videos are always fascinating to watch. I would not want to be the one to pay their monthly hydro bill.
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Highly organized with just in time parts delivery to each station. Smooth and efficient
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A factory tour is one of the unsung benefits of a performance center delivery (outside of a pandemic) at the SC plant. A dinner and walk in Greenville is another.
Factory tours are back on for PCD customers, as I did a PCD last month (Jan '21) and there was a tour.
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I'm 2+ weeks from my PCD, they say they will be doing plant and Zentrum tours.
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Highly organized with just in time parts delivery to each station. Smooth and efficient
Toyota taught them well
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Really great video
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State of the art. I have watched the latest Porsche 911 manufacturing over and over. Both the BMW and Porsche build their cars in the exact same way. What I have noticed with Porsche and BMW is how sterile and controlled their entire line is right down to low noise. The manufacturing procedures and steps are identical using the same equipment. Great attention is taken to pad and protect the vehicle and parts as they are being installed.
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Agreed, the BMW plants always stood out as being spotless, well lit, low noise, etc. If you want some fun, look up the Mitsubishi Evo Final Edition production video. Completely different philosophy; cramped, not tidy, etc.
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