BERLIN (Reuters) -- BMW said it has no plans to build an assembly plant in Slovakia, denying local media reports about a possible investment in the country by the German automaker.
Slovakia's TV and printed media reported on Wednesday that BMW was considering an assembly plant in eastern Slovakia, designed for production of electric cars, which should help to create up to 30,000 new jobs on aggregate.
BMW spokesman Mathias Schmidt said the reports were not true.
In February, BMW denied Dutch media reports that it planned to take over Mitsubishi's NedCar factory in the Netherlands to build cars for its rapidly expanding Mini brand. Mitsubishi is ending production at NedCar, which builds the Colt subcompact and the Outlander SUV, at the end of the year.
Slovakia's export-focused economy is heavily driven by automotive production, centered around assembly plants of Volkswagen, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Kia.
Automotive News Europe contributed to this story