Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) today announced that the Garmin automotive OEM group has been selected as the lead design and production partner of infotainment modules for the BMW Group. These modules will be manufactured in Garmin’s auto OEM-qualified production facilities in the United States and Europe. Garmin will establish a new manufacturing facility in Europe to support this project.
The Garmin automotive OEM group exploits the company’s experience in user interface, hardware design and complex system integration from its automotive, avionics and marine segments to develop infotainment and cockpit “solutions.”
The company’s manufacturing capabilities support arange of in-vehicle electronic components for the automotive industry, including intelligent video driving recorders and computing models. Garmin serves five primary business units including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
Garmin currently has dedicated automotive OEM offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia and will be expanding its automotive OEM footprint and global capacity to serve BMW production requirements.