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Take a look inside BMW South Africa’s high-tech X3 producing factory

Over a million 3-series have been built in South Africa over 10 years… 850 000 have been exported… The majority of the X3s is going to Europe…

Tim Abbott, BMW Group South Africa

Australia chose not to support the motor industry… our Government is fully aware of that… we’re contributing 7.7% of the GDP of this country… 500 000 jobs rely on the automotive industry in South Africa…

Tim Abbott, BMW Group South Africa

BMW has been making cars at its Rosslyn plant in Pretoria since 1968.

It was the first BMW factory outside of Germany.

The Rosslyn plant makes 15 new BMW X3 SUVs per hour for export around the world.

Almost a third of the factory’s electricity supply comes from a renewable energy plant that uses cow dung and food waste.

Click here to take a look inside the BMW factory.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Tim Abbott (Managing Director at BMW Group South Africa) for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

We are 9000 kilometres from our nearest customers…

Tim Abbott, BMW Group South Africa

We want to be 100% off the grid by 2020…

Tim Abbott, BMW Group South Africa

Our goal is to produce 76 000 X3s next year…

Tim Abbott, BMW Group South Africa

BMW believes in free trade… the trade war is causing problems… the biggest issue is steel… 70% comes from the US… AGOA being in place is important…

Tim Abbott, BMW Group South Africa

If a new car market develops we’ll certainly look at a plant in Nigeria…

Tim Abbott, BMW Group South Africa

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