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BMW South Africa awarded 5-star Green Building Rating for refurbished head office

      BMW South Africa has been awarded a 5-star rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for its environmentally friendly head office situated in Midrand, Gauteng. The rating makes BMW South Africa the first automotive company in South Africa to receive the rating.  

Johann Verster

Published : Monday June 1, 2015

BMW Group South Africa named number one employer in the local automotive industry

BMW Group South Africa was named the number one employer in the automotive industry for the second consecutive year in the Universum Most Attractive Employer Awards for 2015.

Johann Verster

Published : Thursday April 23, 2015

Mr Diederik Reitsma – The new General Manager for Group Communications at BMW Group South Africa

Midrand – Diederik Reitsma will be taking over as the new General Manager for Group Communications at BMW Group South Africa as of February 1st, 2015. He succeeds Guy Kilfoil who has moved to a new position as the General Manager for Brand Management BMW, Marketing Services BMW Group.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday January 27, 2015

Thando Pato, BMW South Africa’s new Corporate Communications Manager for MINI, BMW i and BMW Motorrad.

Midrand. BMW South Africa has appointed Thando Pato as Manager: Corporate Communications effective 1 September 2014. Thando will manage all corporate and product communications on the MINI, BMW i and BMW Motorrad brands. She will report to Edward Makwana, Manager: Group Automotive Communications, who will now solely focus on the BMW brand.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday September 5, 2014

Corporate Sales General Manager for BMW UK

Matt Bristow has been appointed as the new General Manager, Corporate  Sales for BMW UK with immediate effect.  He succeeds Steve Chater who  is now General Manager, Product and Market Planning.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday January 16, 2014

Marketing Director for BMW UK

Uwe Dreher has been appointed as the new Marketing Director for BMW  UK with immediate effect. He succeeds Chris Brownridge who is now  Director for MINI UK.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday January 16, 2014

BMW and Toyota Work Together

Fuel Cell System, Sports Vehicle, Lightweight Technology and  Lithium-air Battery Collaboration to Commence Munich. BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)  are pursuing their successful strategic long-term cooperation in the  field of sustainable mobility today by signing binding agreements  aimed at long-term collaboration between the two companies for the  joint development of a fuel cell […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday January 24, 2013

BMW South Africa Plant Rosslyn moves to 24-hour operations

A third shift now operational in all areas of production More than 600 new employees on site and more than 1000 new jobs at suppliers Allows BMW to increase production beyond 80,000 units Rosslyn. Following the company’s announcement of intent to introduce a third production shift in February this year, BMW South Africa’s Rosslyn production […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday December 4, 2012

BMW South Africa to export the new BMW 3 Series to China

BMW South Africa to export the new BMW 3 Series to China Rosslyn – BMW South Africa has become the first car manufacturer in the country, since the implementation of the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), to receive a clearance permit to export vehicles to China from the Chinese authorities.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday August 3, 2012

BMW GROUP AND TMC AGREE TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN COLLABORATION

Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), met today with Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, at BMW Group headquarters in Munich to announce the planned expansion of their existing cooperation initiated in December last year. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at a long-term […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday June 29, 2012

Martina Starke: Head of Colour and Trim Design BMW Individual

Material girl. A portrait of Martina Starke. In her role as Head of Colour and Trim Design BMW Individual, Martina Starke has since 2008 been responsible for the design of the Individual portfolio as well as exclusive optional extras and limited-edition models. The collection of exquisite materials and colour-coordinated paint finishes, leathers and interior trim […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday June 19, 2012

BMW Group has Best Factory 2012

BMW Group has “Best Factory 2012”. Exterior Plastics Production Department of the BMW Landshut plant receives award. Landshut/Munich. Germany’s best factory is producing for the BMW Group in Landshut. This is the conclusion reached by the expert jury for the “Industrial Excellence Award / Best Factory 2012”, which voted the Exterior Plastics Production Department of […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday May 9, 2012

Ursula Mathar named new head of BMW Group Sustainability and Environmental Protection department

Munich. Ursula Mathar will head the BMW Group’s Sustainability and Environmental Protection department, with immediate  effect. In this function, she will report directly to Dr. Rainer  Feurer, head of Corporate Strategy and Planning, Environment, and will  be responsible for BMW Group sustainability strategy. With a background in business administration and pharmacy, Mathar  most recently managed […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday April 2, 2012

BMW Group and TMC Sign Lithium-Ion Battery Collaborative Research Agreement

BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announce that they have signed an agreement on collaborative research in the field of next-generation lithium-ion battery cells and have begun said research. The agreement follows the memorandum of understanding concerning a mid-to-long-term collaboration on next-generation environment-friendly vehicles and technologies announced by the two companies on December 1, […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday March 30, 2012

BMW Group Announces Strategic Changes to Board Of Management Structure

Future challenges call for new organisation Draeger head of Purchasing and Supplier Network Diess to manage R&D Division Robertson responsible for BMW Sales and Marketing and Future Retail Krüger assumes responsibility for MINI, Rolls-Royce and Motorrad Caiña-Andree joins BMW Group Board of Management as Head of Human Resources Munich. The BMW Group will undertake a […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday March 8, 2012

Production of the new BMW 3 Series starts at BMW Plant Rosslyn

Installed production capacity set to increase beyond 90,000 units by 2013 with the introduction of a third shift. BMW exports from South Africa set to more than double. Production and export increases will result in the creation of 600 new jobs. Rosslyn – The BMW Group has invested R2.2 billion between 2009 and 2012 in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday February 23, 2012

Hans Blesse appointed Vice President BMW Motorrad USA

Personnel change in BMW Motorrad sales. Hans Blesse appointed Vice President BMW Motorrad USA, Pieter de Waal goes into retirement. Munich / Woodcliff Lake.After three and a half very successful years as BMW Motorrad    Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hans Blesse (51)    will be taking over as Vice President BMW Motorrad USA as […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday February 14, 2012

NEW HEAD OF DESIGN FOR BMW MOTORRAD

Edgar Heinrich takes over the BMW Group’s BMW Motorrad Design Studio. Munich. Edgar Heinrich (53) will be taking over the BMW Group’s BMW Motorrad Design Studio as of July 1st 2012. He succeeds David Robb. After completing his university degree in design, Edgar Heinrich started his career as a motorcycle designer with BMW back in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday January 30, 2012

BMW Group expands U.S. plant in South Carolina

Company to invest a further USD 900 million Around 300 new jobs for Spartanburg Two-millionth vehicle rolls off the assembly line Arndt announces X-model family expansion with BMW X4 Spartanburg/Munich. The BMW Group is expanding  capacity at its U.S. plant in Spartanburg. “We plan to invest  over the next three years nearly USD 900 million in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Saturday January 14, 2012

BMW Guggenheim Lab Site Officially Returned to the City of New York

BMW Guggenheim Lab Site Officially Returned to the City of New York, Transformed into Community Park. New York/Munich, December 13, 2011. Officials of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation have officially returned the East Village site that was the inaugural home of the BMW Guggenheim Lab to the City of New York. The site, […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday December 13, 2011

BMW GROUP AND TOYOTA AGREE TO MID-TO-LONG-TERM RESEARCH COLLABORATION IN ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGIES

BMW Group to Supply 1.6L and 2.0L BMW Fuel Efficient Diesel Engines to Toyota Motor Tokyo/München. BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announce that they today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning a mid-to-long-term collaboration on next-generation environment-friendly technologies.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday December 1, 2011

BMW AG takes a stake in SGL Carbon SE

Munich.BMW AG has secured a 15.16 percent stake in SGL Carbon SE. The company is thereby strengthening its focus on lightweight construction and the use of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) in automobile manufacture. The BMW Group and the SGL Group are already collaborating successfully in the framework of a joint venture.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday November 18, 2011

The Carbon Age Begins – BMW Group / SGL Group Joint Venture opens the new Moses Lake Plant

Start of carbon fiber production for BMW i3 and BMW i8 Approximately $100 million investment in Moses Lake joint venture Plant Moses Lake, Washington – September, 2011 SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (SGL ACF) – a joint venture of SGL Group and the BMW Group – recently opened its new state-of-the-art carbon fiber manufacturing plant in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday September 5, 2011

Long-standing BMW Dealer Council Chairman Passes On

Midrand – BMW Flags at the BMW South Africa Head Office in Midrand and its Rosslyn Plant in Pretoria will be flying at half-mast this week as the company mourns the passing of one of its greatest sons. Berry Willis, long-standing BMW Dealer Council Chairman, passed away on 22 August 2011 at the age of […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday August 22, 2011

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