In 1990, the BMW Group decided to establish a factory for large press tools at a place with a rich production history, Eisenach. In operations since 1992, the plant now employs close to 250 people. At the Eisenach site, the BMW Group produces tools for the production of medium-sized and large sheet steel body parts, such as front lids, doors, fenders and roofs. The site’s range also includes mechanizations, flanging tools, engineering services, design models, the production of prototyping tools and parts as well as small series pressing. On top of that, the team in Eisenach manufactures body shell parts from sheet steel, aluminum and high-grade steel for the Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Plant in Goodwood/UK as well as parts for BMW’s motorcycle production in Berlin. Innovative issues, such as aluminum stretch forming, hydro-mechanical forming and volume-optimized tools complement the range of tasks. The plant in Eisenach benefits from a consistent process chain, ranging from design consulting to the finished tool. Accordingly, the production site strategically applies all possibilities offered by high-tech, from stretch simulation to high-speed cutting (HSC treatment).