SGL Group, BMW Group to Build Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Plant
In February, BMW Group announced that the Megacity Vehicle, set to be launched by 2015, would be assembled in Leipzig, Germany. Now it has a base in the U.S. Favorable infrastructure conditions, existing utilities, a skilled labor force and ease of working with the local government were also contributing factors in selecting the Moses Lake site. The new facility will also help to commercialize viable manufacturing of ultra-lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) for use in future vehicle concepts.