The car company BMW announced a US $ 20 million investment in Uruguay in manpower training, new jobs, infrastructure and technology. TOLexander Wehr, CEO of the company for Latin America, met this Thursday with him President Luis Lacalle Pou.
At a press conference at the exit of the Executive Tower, Wehr said that BMW aims to make investments in Uruguay of “at least $ 20 million in facilities, people training, new jobs and new technology”In the short and medium term.
“We are committed to Uruguay and we see that there is a great reception and a great agenda to really promote sustainability issues”, Affirmed the CEO of BMW for Latin America.
In that sense, he pointed out that BMW will support the network of the Electric Vehicle Power System (SAVE) of Uruguay, “Unique in Latin America for its size”, sending car chargers to expand the network.
“We have been in very good talks with the government for a long time. We talk about issues of sustainability, electrification, where we can contribute a lot”, He specified.
When asked where the chargers will be located, the CEO replied: “Probably towards Punta del Este, that would be important, and also throughout Montevideo”. UTE’s recharging network system currently has at least one point in all departments.
Magna is he new BMW representative in Uruguay, so from the meeting with Lacalle Pou an executive from the company also participated. “Magna is investing in new jobs, with facilities over 8 thousand square meters in Carrasco, more jobs and more technology“Wehr noted. In turn, he announced that in December the “more advanced car”From the automotive company: the BMW iX.