BMW has said it will set up an international purchasing office in Delhi by August.

The office will cater to the needs of 23 sites world-wide and will be headed by an expatriate, India News Online reported.

“The purchasing office will be directly reporting to our global head-quarters in Munich though there will be co-operation between us,” BMW India president Peter Kronschnabl was quoted as saying.

The website noted that BMW currently has a purchase unit for its manufacturing unit in Chennai and the two offices may approach vendors together.

Kronschnabl reportedly did not give details of what would be sourced from India.

“Once the sourcing team comes to India, they will study what kind of components to be sourced from here,” he told India News Online.