Last week, BMW Group laid the foundation stone for its new BMW Group Campus Salzburg for Central and Southeastern Europe. BMW is investing 28 million euros in the expansion of 400 employees. The inauguration of the new campus is planned for autumn 2020. The ceremony took place in an atmospheric atmosphere in front of the approximately 400 BMW Group employees.
“This laying of the foundation stone for the ‘Campus Salzburg’ proves how strongly the companies of the BMW Group are rooted in Salzburg,” said Governor Dr. Wilfried Haslauer. “The fact that such a renowned leading company has remained and the high willingness to invest are a clear and lasting commitment to Salzburg as a business location. I am very pleased that in the future the approximately 400 employees will find the most modern framework conditions at the new campus in order to continue to be so innovative and successful,” emphasized Governor Dr. Wilfried Haslauer on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone.
BMW Group Managing Director Fiorentinos explained in his speech: “In 1977 we sold just over 6,000 BMWs in Austria from Salzburg. Last year, we sold almost 72,000 automobiles in 12 countries from here, generating sales of around 3 billion euros. With a financing volume of 2 billion euros, we are also looking at a record figure for BMW Financial Services. This is a great success – for us and for Salzburg. I am delighted that with the laying of the foundation stone for our new BMW Group Campus today we are sending an important signal for our continued international success at the location. This is good for Salzburg. This is good for Austria”.
By the end of 2020, an innovative office complex with an integrated training center will be built on more than 12,000m square meters.
The BMW Group’s sales company in Austria has been located in Salzburg-Maxglan for over 40 years. Today, Salzburg is home to four BMW Group companies that are active in 12 countries in Central and Southeastern Europe – from the Baltic Sea to the Aegean, from the Arlberg to the Black Sea.