BMW Mexican plant will be profitable even without U.S. market

BMW board member Ian Robertson, speaking to the Financial Times, defended the company’s decision to manufacture in Mexico. The official made clear that the new plant in the works at San Luis Potosi can survive without making any sales to the US.

“It’s a full blown operation to produce cars for anywhere in the world. The plant is capable of making right hand drive, left hand drive, various models, various derivatives, so when we know what we need to know then we can decide where it goes. We need the capacity anyway,” Robertson said.

“When asked if the plant could survive without selling any cars to the US, he said absolutely,” remarked the Financial Times.

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