BMW 3 Series Body Assembly Line

The BMW Group is investing half a billion euros in building the new BMW 3 Series at the Munich plant, where series production launches today.
"The BMW 3 Series is the most important volume-produced model from the BMW Group as well as the biggest-selling model in the entire premium segment. To ensure that the sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series likewise leaves the factory in flawless quality, we have invested around 500 million euros in our Munich home plant. And that means safeguarding 9,000 workplaces," said Frank-Peter Arndt, Member of the BMW AG Board of Management responsible for production, in Munich on Friday.
As series production of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan got under way, Christian Ude, Mayor of Munich, along with Manfred Schoch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the BMW Group, also spoke before a large gathering of employees at the BMW plant in Munich.
2012 BMW 3 Series production starts today in Munich plant
"As Munich residents we can count ourselves fortunate that the decision to build the new 3 Series here signals a clear and impressive commitment to Munich on the part of BMW," said Christian Ude. "BMW is not just one of our major employers and corporate tax payers, but beyond that also actively contributes to the wellbeing of the city."
Manfred Schoch added: "Credit for this achievement on the part of the Munich site must also go to the highly motivated and committed employees who invest huge efforts and true dedication into ensuring that this location retains its attractiveness and competitive edge."
The production launch of the sixth-generation BMW 3 Series marks the start of a new era at the Munich home plant. The investments have flowed, among other areas, into innovative production equipment and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. They form part of a long-term strategy aimed at strengthening the competitiveness and future viability of the Munich plant and thereby safeguarding 9,000 workplaces in the Bavarian state capital. In doing so, the BMW Group is signalling a special commitment to social responsibility at its headquarters.
The production plant in Munich is a firm fixture of the BMW Group's global production network. It acts as the lead plant worldwide for production of the new BMW 3 Series. All regions across the globe will be supplied directly from the home plant to ensure a simultaneous market launch. Furthermore, it was the Munich plant that determined the assembly sequencing and process architecture for the production of the BMW 3 Series on behalf of the entire production network. Thanks to the standardised manufacturing processes and efficient production systems, the ramp-up at the Munich plant will be very short. Just three months after the start of production of the BMW 3 Series Sedan, peak output of 680 units a day will be achieved. Total output at the plant will then exceed 900 vehicles per day.

Munich plant sets benchmarks for modern car construction.
Its location within the city presents the BMW Munich plant with some special challenges. The complex production infrastructure, set out across a total area of some 700,000 square metres, calls for extremely high density and means that the most important volume-produced model of the Bavarian premium manufacturer is built on up to five different floors. The smooth coordination between production, logistics, transport and administration within such a confined space is an achievement that ranks as a tour de force in modern-day automotive construction worldwide.
State-of-the-art facilities for innovative vehicle production.
To ensure the utmost precision and efficiency, new production structures were created for all the manufacturing areas.
Building the sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series thus benefits, for example, from a new large press. At 17 strokes per minute, this installation counts among the most advanced in the world. It achieves throughput of 600 tonnes of steel per day and develops press forces of 650 to 2,500 tonnes. In a matter of 12 days, then, this high-performance facility processes a similar amount of steel as went into the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The new production infrastructure also ensures the highest possible economy of space and optimal material flows. Beyond that, the high-tech press enables an improvement in quality and efficiency.
Latest-generation robots are at work in the body shop and paintshop.



  • You're looking at human obsolescence

    SevenSeven18 gün önce
  • Undoubtedly, the market for automotive robotics is likely to flourish at a double-digit CAGR in the foreseeable future according to the report by Market Research Future.

    Ruchi RaiRuchi Rai5 aylar önce
  • A conscientious involvement at multiple levels of inventiveness to attain an unbelievably low level of sound during operation. Less stress, and a safer work environment.

    rickey5353rickey53536 aylar önce
  • How to make machines??very confusing

    salim maliksalim malik6 aylar önce
  • You should be high if you watch this.

    Bob GomezBob Gomez7 aylar önce
  • I likes me car fiter

    Dilipkumar AatramDilipkumar Aatram10 aylar önce
  • It’s amazing to know that we came from people individually building cars to machines doing the work.

    ZionZion11 aylar önce
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      tularam manharetularam manhare5 aylar önce
  • And not 1 robot called in sick with a hangover or talking shit 👍🏼

    Ben CrosbieBen CrosbieYıl önce
  • Wow i didnt know car production have gotten to this automation level. Holy shit

    BasilikaBasilikaYıl önce
  • BMW's beautiful cars driven by complete fucking cunts what a shame.

    TJTJYıl önce
  • This is cooler than car inventions themselves

    Haylee MuhlesteinHaylee MuhlesteinYıl önce
  • To imagine that 50 years ago (even longer, as the brand already exists since the First World War) this was all hand-made craftsmanship!!

    Boogie BanditBoogie BanditYıl önce
    • Thats not true... Mercedes automated its chassis production in 1968 with "modern" Kukal like robots. There were semiautomated chassis production facilities in the US in the late 20s!

      Juden ArierJuden Arier2 aylar önce
  • Is it just me or are those spray paint robots creepy

    SpaceBat StuckonEarthSpaceBat StuckonEarthYıl önce
  • this is so cool id like to see this stuff in person

    flippy dudeflippy dudeYıl önce
  • This robots should pay taxes to unemplyed people

    Attic StudioAttic StudioYıl önce
  • So if robots can do all the job so all humans will become unemployment!

    abdou didiabdou didiYıl önce
    • These machines tend to run into faults from time to time. No way this is happening.

      秋山克子秋山克子Yıl önce
    • LOL no

      mafflemaffleYıl önce
  • Automated manufacturing projects of this scale are gorgeous. The amount of work translating clay sculptures into 3D renders, translating 3D renders into compatible machining formats and automation instruction sets,...I could go on but this is a symphony. And to think they can successfully change the design year after year?

    slipknot73745slipknot73745Yıl önce
  • its the dumbest shit ever. people buy stuff because they have jobs and can afford it. if people lose jobs they cant buy shit. robots will keep producing products but no one will be able to afford. so now there is a surplus and people are not buying

    Bryan MaxBryan MaxYıl önce
  • Did you notice? No music. Is that a German thing?

    Matthew VovkMatthew VovkYıl önce
  • goood

    Prashant IpparPrashant IpparYıl önce
  • Wow amayzing science

    Taha RaghebTaha RaghebYıl önce
  • just... wow.....

    Vivek Kumar SoniVivek Kumar SoniYıl önce
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    Peter PetkoPeter PetkoYıl önce
  • for some strange reasons 7:55 - 08:00 creep the hell me out.

    pyro nhpyro nh2 yıl önce
    • It's called an uncanny valley effect - the robot's movements reminds us of a person (or even monster's) behavior, like the door opening part (an arm opening an object) and it's whole appearance in general.. The 'clothing' of the robot arms look like they are covering a giant Frankenstein-like monster underneath.. It's pretty weird how Hollywood is portraying these images into our brains, blend in with our primitive instincts of recognizing lifeforms..

      Boogie BanditBoogie BanditYıl önce
  • there's an extra robot that opens the door so it can be painted

    douiradouira2 yıl önce
  • thanks it's nice

    haile meresahaile meresa2 yıl önce
  • This is how the world never should look like...

    NickNick2 yıl önce
  • I think the most advanced piece of robotics in the assembly line is the human-looking android at around 6:02, it is at least 20 years ahead of our time, i wonder where it was manufactured

    jc videojc video2 yıl önce
    • They wish it was an android... then they wouldn't have to pay it!

      Dane BeckDane Beck2 yıl önce
  • This is actually the assembly line of the terminator T-800

    jc videojc video2 yıl önce
    • LOL, German technology right!!

      Boogie BanditBoogie BanditYıl önce
  • Tu ban dang giay chet ma lam duoc cai nay! co thiet vay khong troi

    fun channel65fun channel652 yıl önce
  • nice

  • It's fasinating to see how robots can make cars like this... like a primitive Terminator!

    Hanneke OlthoffHanneke Olthoff2 yıl önce
  • Impressing, nothing more to say.

    عبدو 18عبدو 182 yıl önce
  • I didn't understand those dates like that one in the beginning (2011 68 03) or the others, can anyone explain to me, thank you.

    عبدو 18عبدو 182 yıl önce
    • year 2011, day 68, fiscal season 3

      Jarrett WilliamsJarrett Williams2 yıl önce
  • How do the robots know exactly how, when, the distance, to move, turn, screw, withdraw etc? Is it purely programmed stuff (as in artificial intelligence programming), or a human is sitting somewhere controlling every of their actions through some sort of computer?

    temitope agboolatemitope agboola2 yıl önce
    • It's mostly going to be generated code. No AI, but a computer does the heavy lifting of working out how to move the arms to do what is needed

      MicroTransactionsMatterTooMicroTransactionsMatterTooYıl önce
    • The manufacturing engineers write software that controls the movement of each motor for the robot arms. I imagine debugging it is a nightmare.

      Dane BeckDane Beck2 yıl önce
    • temitope agboola every movement is predetermined

      Slideways MotionSlideways Motion2 yıl önce
  • Fascinating

    Mike WallaceMike Wallace2 yıl önce
  • Set play speed to x2 when watching.

    G DunkenG Dunken3 yıl önce
  • what is the black glue?

    Глеб ВорончихинГлеб Ворончихин3 yıl önce
  • ssseesdxureesesssxv rseeess/ vur ssesessx uedeeessxvurreax

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  • wyvare there so many holes in body... they are unnecessary

    rabi shrestharabi shrestha3 yıl önce
    • temitope agboola screw in fasteners have a programmed torque spec - but many others have been guided by a professional hand, to replicate the actions perfectly

      James S.James S.2 yıl önce
    • I think you've got that backwards. The steel where those holes are was unnecessary, as is burning the gasoline to haul around unnecessary weight.

      Nonya DamnbusinessNonya Damnbusiness2 yıl önce
    • Hey, How do the robots know exactly how, when, the distance, to move, turn, screw, withdraw etc? Is it purely programmed stuff (as in artificial intelligence programming), or a human is sitting somewhere controlling every of their actions through some sort of computer?

      temitope agboolatemitope agboola2 yıl önce
    • @ rabi : You can tell that just from watching a TRvision video of assembly? Too bad those German engineers didn't talk to you first. After that, you can show them your Minecraft house.

      bunberrierbunberrier3 yıl önce
    • Many of them might be unnecessary at the finished product, but I'm pretty sure each and every one has some purpose during the manufacturing process or the lifetime of the vehicle in general. For example, you can see on the video that spot welding robots use some of the small holes to reach inside the structures to make welds. Some are surely used for cabling or access to bolts or other fasterners. Outer body panels have holes on the inside so that a protective coating can be applied to the inside surfaces and so on.

      metalfusionfmetalfusionf3 yıl önce
  • I am lucky and have owned and driven many nice cars. But my 1968 BMW 1602 must have been built by a lot more people than these cars. When I see these, I can't even imagine they are anything like my ancient, and slow car. I do honestly think every time I drive it that it is a lucky car, when I see these things pushed out the door, I imagine I could crash one every ten minutes and there would always be another one just like it to drive away and crash the next time. It bogles the mind. My car has these thin aluminum grills that a sparrow would dent, and the chrome bumper s further back than the leading edge of the hood, yet not a dent. It is nice that BMW still makes new parts for my old car, I have to give them credit for that.

    Chuck NorrisChuck Norris3 yıl önce
  • When do they install the device that makes bmw drivers narcissistic assholes?

    MikeKay1978MikeKay19783 yıl önce
    • Its when they put the bmw logo on. Its all in the logos

      JayCookiesJayCookies2 yıl önce
    • Just after they've mounted ancient movie-like rear drive. In that price you will have two Opel's with the same basic technology.

      Piotr LenarczykPiotr Lenarczyk2 yıl önce
    • Its nano, applyed with clear coating.

      Rustam KhasanovRustam Khasanov3 yıl önce
    • lol

      RedDawnKing RDKRedDawnKing RDK3 yıl önce
  • I thought all BMWs were assembled by Bavarian elves deep in an ancient magic forest. I'm not paying a premium for this mundane crap.

    jsteiger2228jsteiger22283 yıl önce
  • Hey can I use a snippet or 2 of the video? I'm using it for a video project I'm doing for my internship. Not trying to profit from it, your response is important to me.

    David JonesDavid Jones3 yıl önce
  • and yet a Sawzall cuts it in half in less than a minute.

    YES10YES104 yıl önce
  • This is almost arousing me

    Matt AtkinsonMatt Atkinson4 yıl önce
  • Wow! Very, very underwhelmed by this! Uhmm? Thought of all people they would have more robot activity. There are lots of people doing things a robot could. Don't purchase their stock until they sort this out.

    Joseph StokesJoseph Stokes4 yıl önce
  • Very impressive .

    DescaDesca4 yıl önce
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BMW 3 Series Body Assembly Line