1961 increases Burkard Bovensiepen in the automotive sector. On 1 January 1965, he founded the Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen KG. The company, based in Buchloe in Ostallgaeu builds exclusive cars on BMW base. 1983, the tuner was officially registered as an automobile manufacturer. Until 1988, the company was also active in racing. 2009 Alpina Alpina B6 GT3 returned with the return to motorsport. In addition, the Ostalgauerland operate a wine wholesaler as a second pillar.