BMW's Rosslyn facility in Pretoria, South Africa, recently achieved a major milestone, the manufacturing of one million 3 Series vehicles. The milestone was celebrated during the visit of Harald Kruger, a member of the Management Board of BMW AG responsible for production.
"Globalization has been an inherent part of our corporate strategy for more than four decades. Established in 1973, plant Rosslyn was BMW Group's first foreign plant and represents a cornerstone of our global production network with presently 30 sites in 14 countries. To this day, the South African production site remains a vivid example of a successful market entry through local production," said Krüger on the occasion of the anniversary.
The Rosslyn factory, BMW's first foreign manufacturing facility, realised production of 68,771 units of the iconic car in 2014, with over 2,900 workers employed on the company's rolls.
2014 also saw a 17 percent increase in exports from the plant, firmly rooting BMW South Africa's position as the country's leading exporter of premium vehicles.