BMW Group

BMW Group is expanding its worldwide production network with a plant in Debrecen, Hungary, following its strategic principle of balanced global growth. The new 1 billion euro, 500,000m² development will have a production capacity of 150,000 cars and both combustion and electrified BMW models will be assembled on a single production line.

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BMW Group


Debrecen, Hungary


Project Management, Strategy



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BMW Group has been operating a representative office in Hungary since 2004 and enjoys long-standing, positive relations with suppliers in the country. Debrecen was chosen primarily for its excellent infrastructure, suitable logistics connections and proximity to the established supplier network.

BMW Group mandated BIM for the entire project and BIM Academy was approached by the existing client and leading Hungarian engineering and project management consultancy, CEH, to ensure that the design team and contractors deliver to the allocated standards.

Alongside CEH, as the client advisor on BIM we are overseeing the development of a comprehensive 3D digital information model that was used to analyse, optimise and coordinate the design.

We became part of the project team and collaborated to introduce innovative BIM processes. We focused specifically on benefits to aid planning coordination, buildability and temporary works design, to significantly reduce the risk on the project and optimise the design of the plant.

As part of our BIM Strategy, we reviewed and advised on the suite of required BIM documents, which included a BIM Execution Plan (BEP), Organisation Information Requirements (OIR), Asset Information Requirements (AIR) and Exchange Information Requirements (EIR).

We continue to audit the models monthly to ensure that BMW Group is receiving what was requested at the start of the project. BMW Group also has a BIM-enabled FM ambition which we are advising them on, based on our extensive knowledge in this area.

Preparations for the construction of the new BMW Group plant in Debrecen began in 2019 and are proceeding according to plan, with the municipality of Debrecen currently preparing the site for the new plant. The construction phase is due to be completed in 2023.