Dr. Anton Heiss, President and CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd., delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the new engine plant of BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) in Shenyang city, northeast China's Liaoning province, 22 January 2016.
BMW Brilliance, the joint venture between German luxury automaker BMW and China's Brilliance Auto, opened its engine manufacturing plant in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, on Friday (22 January 2016). The new plant is BMW's only engine manufacturing facility outside of Europe. The goal is for the plant to help double the joint venture's annual engine output from its current mark of 200,000 units to 400,000. All of the engines will be used in locally produced automobiles. BMW and Brilliance China established their first plant in Shenyang in 2003 and expanded to a second one in 2012, which is expected to increase their capacity in China to 200,000 vehicles.