BMW to create 1,200 dealer and service network jobs in 2011

Luxury car major BMW India today said it would create 1,200 jobs in the dealer and service network in India in 2011.

The company said in a statement, "BMW India would employ around 400 people by the end of 2010. Upto 1,200 jobs will be created in the dealer and service network in 2011.''

According to the company it plans to set up BMW dealerships of international standard across all metropolitan centres in the country.

The first phase saw the German luxury carmaker establish 12 BMW outlets in major metropolitan cities.

In 2011, BMW India plans to expand its dealer network to 22 from the present 20 outlets.

The BMW Group's investment in India till September 2010 totalled Rs1.1 billion (Rs110 crore / $24.47 million), which would increase to Rs1.8 billion by the end of 2012.