Asia Bizz: Luxury car making giant, BMW, successfully rolled out their 20,000th car from its manufacturing plant in Chennai on December 15, 2011. Juergen Eder, the managing director of the company, confirmed that the company rolled out their 20,000th car from the assembly line.

The 20,000th car was rolled out after the year it manufactured its 10,000th car. The 10,000th car was rolled out of the plant in Chennai in the month of November in the year 2010.

The plant in Chennai manufactures its BMW 3 Series as well as the 5 Series sedans in petrol as well as diesel versions. The plant has 400 employees and has the capability to produce 5,400 cars on a single shift basis.

Apart from the facility in Chennai, the car maker also has a spare parts warehouse unit in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra. Globally, BMW has facilities based in 13 countries and also has a global sales network in about 140 countries which employees 96,000 people.

In the year 2009, BMW India overtook the luxury car maker Mercedes Benz by sales, and has also successfully managed to maintain the position this year too. BMW also has a pre-owned car business in the country which was established recently.