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R6.1 billion major upgrade lifts BMW X3 production

Volumes of BMW X3 rolls off the generation line since April this year following upgrade of Rosslyn Plant  to the tune of R6, 1 billion in capital spending.

The overhauls have raised the most thrilling production limit of the BMW X3 by almost 10% to 76,000 units, leaving the plant with magnificent potential in future to deliver the most astounding volume ever in its 45-year history.

The locally shaped BMW X3 vehicles are at present setting out on a tour to discover its new top attractions home turf in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

The first BMW X3 [xDrive30d] will be among the convoy of other locally produced BMW X3s (xDrive20ds and xDrive30ds) to explore the top attractions touring two provinces.

The tour, titled BMW dX3 xPlore will see throngs of local and worldwide media swarming the organisation’s top craftsmanship generation plant  touring the first ever BMW X Lifestyle Park and the Bio2Watt biogas sustainable power source provider in Rosslyn Plant, North of Pretoria.

The BMW X3 xPlore Tour incorporates the viewing of the biggest foundation updates in the plant’s 45-year history, the body shop housing nearly 300 robots that help the plant’s generation line workers to start the way toward building the BMW X3, the BMW X3 production process got real adjustments in new paint technology and body storage and the generation procedure also got huge changes.

The greatest being the upswing of the rooftop height and body transporters given the size of BMW X3, compering BMW 3 Series also from the same plant.

All these infrastructures upgrades have raised the maximum production capacity of the BMW X3 by almost 10% to 76,000 units, leaving the plant with excellent potential to produce the highest volume ever in its 45-year history.

Key to the progress of BMW Group Plant Rosslyn is people.

“It is for this reason that BMW Group South Africa has taken training and development to the next level by investing R73 million for a new Training Academy at its Rosslyn plant. With this academy, the company can host a staggering 300 apprentices per year and conduct training for its employees and managers. Over 2,000 people have moved from the BMW Group Training Academy to Plant Rosslyn since the beginning of the academy and history of the Plant,” the Group said.


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