Flexibility meets demands and helps to secure jobs.
Working time models and expansion of expertise safeguard employment.
As soon as the last snow of winter has melted, motorcyclists are back on the road, because spring marks the beginning of the new motorcycle season. Motorcycles are mainly ordered in winter and spring, because every motorcyclist wants his equipment to be ready for the start of the season. 70 per cent of the yearly production is therefore manufactured from January to July.
These fluctuations in production can only be compensated with flexible working time models. Associates can arrange their working time according to different working time models unevenly over a longer period of time. BMW motorcycle owes its steady growth to well trained and highly motivated associates. Maintaining and developing competences is important, not only with regard to technological innovation. BMW offers a variety of trainings to preserve and safeguard know-how.
Demographic change is a challenge for BMW motorcycle: Associates grow older and work longer hours. It is necessary to develop models where associates can work according to their age, abilities, individual and economically until they reach retirement age.
The plant counts on professionals of tomorrow from within its own ranks. Currently there are more than 70 apprentices who receive a profound training in industrial and technical professions. Flexible working time models, a variety of trainings and future oriented apprenticeships are measures to secure the future and competitiveness of the plant.