The BMW Group, who is a leading manufacturer of premium cars with its BMW, MINI in Rolls-Royce car brands, has after more than two years of a complex selection process in a strong international competition nominated the Slovenian company TPV as an exclusive supplier of the trailing arm.
Technologically state-of-the-art product having a key impact on the driving dynamics, will be built into more than 6 million vehicles as part of BMW platform. The production will start in few years.
TPV is one of the leading development suppliers operating in the global market of automotive industry. Their core product program is the development and production of different components for automotive industry such as body and chassis assemblies, car seat components and parts, and engine gaskets.
The newly won contract, which includes customer support in markets even outside Europe, is a confirmation of the globalization strategy adopted by TPV Group aimed at penetrating the USA and Chinese markets. It represents a great potential for development of the TPV Group in the global markets, and also extension of the existing production sites in Slovenia. Within the framework of this project, TPV is going to create 200 jobs and and substantially increase their production capacities which will be conceived as smart factories including a high level of automation and robotization.
According to experts, this is the biggest individual contract ever made in the Slovenian supply industry. TPV as a pre-development and development supplier, is also the provider of overall product development, which is in view of high customer requirements a remarkable achievement and proof of top level of TPV’s development competencies and Slovenian automotive industry as a whole. In this way, TPV is becoming one of the key exporters of Slovenian know-how and globalization drivers of Slovenian economy.
»Being nominated for such an important deal by a leading manufacturer of premium cars,« says the Director – President of Management, Marko Gorjup, MSc, » is an exceptional honor and result of long-year’s successful hard work. I am proud of my colleagues for demonstrating to the customer the excellence of our operating, development and production competencies, and designing a product which will be built into ones of the best quality cars in the world. »
By winning this contract, TPV is strengthening its position as an important development and pre-development supplier in the automotive industry. »The company’s expansion worldwide will also enable a further support to the customer BMW as well as other manufacturers of premium cars worldwide,« added Gorjup.