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New Bodyshop: Ground breaking Ceremony


1 Millionth 3 Series Produced at Plant Rosslyn.

Highest production volume produced.

BMW Group(AG) announces the 6 billion investment and production allocation of the next generation of X3 to Plant Rosslyn.

A milestone was achievement and celebrated by the BMW South Africa, Plant Rosslyn associates for producing the best quality cars for the USA market with the least amount of defects and malfunctions.

Plant Rosslyn was awarded the JD Power Initial Quality Study Platinum Award.


BMW SA celebrates 40 years of success in SA.

In 2012 BMW SA was the first OEM in South Africa to introduce a three shift operation.

BMW SAP Competence IT Hub established in South Africa to supply the BMW Group worldwide.


BMW has won more SA COTY Awards than any other brand in South Africa.

SA Car of the Year (COTY) Winners:
1988: BMW 735i
1990: BMW 535i
1993: BMW 316i
1997: BMW 528i
2001: BMW 320d
2011: BMW 530d


MERSETA recognizes BMW SA as “Top Training Company 2008”.

Rosslyn contributes to re-certification of the BMW Group compliance to ISO9001 (Quality) and ISO14001(Environment) Management Systems


Symbolic re-opening of Plant Rosslyn by Minister of Trade and Industry to confirm government’s long- term commitment to the growth of SA motor industry.

Over 80% of vehicles now exported to Europe, Australia, North and South America, Asia/Pacific rim and the far East.


Plant Rosslyn was awarded the highly prestigious JD Power and Associates European Gold Plant Quality Award.


BMW SA becomes first OEM in SA to launch a fully-fledged export programme and ships first car to Australia.


BMW establishes first plant outside of Germany.

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