New Delhi: Automobile firm BMW has issued a clarification stating that it has ‘no plans of setting up a manufacturing plant in Punjab’.
The clarification comes just a day after chief minister Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab government issued a statement that German automobile giant BMW has agreed to set up a manufacturing unit in the border state.
It further said that the decision was made during Mann’s visit to Germany earlier this month.
Denying the claims made by the Punjab government, BMW India wrote in its statement, “With BMW, MINI and Motorrad, the BMW group has its sight set firmly on the premium sector of the Indian automobile sector”.
“The Group is firmly committed to its Indian operations with its manufacturing plants in Chennai, a parts warehouse in Pune, a training center in NCR and a well-developed dealer network across major metropolitans of the c0untry”, it said.
“BMW group India has no plans for setting up additional manufacturing operations in Punjab”, it read.
Strong Rebuttal by BMW!
A day after Punjab CM @BhagwantMann announced that BMW will set up a manufacturing plant in Punjab.
— Chetan Bhutani (@BhutaniChetan) September 14, 2022
On Tuesday, Mann had claimed that the manufacturing unit in Punjab would be the second largest plant of BMW in the country after Chennai.
The efforts of CM @BhagwantMann to rope in major investments from Germany bore fruit as leading auto giant @BMW agreed to set up its auto part manufacturing unit in state. CM showcased Punjab govt’s exemplary work to promote industry after which BMW agreed to set up unit in state pic.twitter.com/dzDVneQdRD
— CMO Punjab (@CMOPb) September 13, 2022
He had further invited the carmaker to collaborate with Punjab in the e-mobility sector.