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Management change at BMW Group Plant Eisenach

Robert Frittrang appointed Managing Director of BMW Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH in Eisenach from 1 March

On 1 March Robert Frittrang will take over as the new Director of BMW Group Plant Eisenach. Currently head of Production Control, Systems Engineering, Maintenance, Production Improvement at Plant Munich, he will succeed  Alexander Eras as Managing Director of the BMW Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH facility. Alexander Eras, Director of the plant since July 2018, will take over as Head of Painted Bodies at BMW Group Plant Leipzig. In his role as Director in Eisenach, Alexander Eras oversaw the largest plant expansion since its establishment, in 1992. Over the years, the BMW Group has invested €200 million in the site.

BMW Group Plant Eisenach produces large press tools and body panels, most notably for high-quality, small-scale production runs. BMW Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH is a partner of all BMW Group vehicle plants. Its latest-generation laser cutting technology gives the side walls, roof panels and bonnets of every BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce their characteristic form.

Familiar with the skill and precision at Plant Eisenach from various previous roles, Robert Frittrang is perfectly equipped for his new position as Plant Director. “It will be a pleasure and an honour to manage this plant. Its innovative, efficient to tool-making operations give it a very special place in the BMW Group’s global production network,” he commented. With a wealth of expertise in process and structure planning, Robert Frittrang looks forward to supporting the future development of Plant Eisenach and further strengthening its role as the BMW Group’s foremost tool-making facility.

Robert Frittrang holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Since joining the BMW Group in 1995, he has held several roles in various plants, including three years as Director of BMW Group Plant Chennai, in southern India.

Plant Eisenach is also of particular historical importance to the BMW Group. Purchased by BMW in 1928, it became the company’s gateway to car manufacturing and produced all of its BMW vehicles until after World War II. Later, the inauguration of BMW Group Plant Eisenach, in 1992, marked a home-coming for the company. This year BMW Group Plant Eisenach, which currently employs more than 300 people, will celebrate its 30th anniversary.


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