MIDRAND CAMPUS IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Home to large-scale industries such as textiles and motor vehicles, Midrand is a superbly located business venue and one vivid suburb of Johannesburg.
The iconic campus building with its modern office spaces creates the base of our thriving business in South Africa.
Our mission is to give our customers and dealers a premium service experience and innovative product solutions within the field of Financial Services.
LIFE IN MIDRAND.
As part of the metropolitan municipality of Johannesburg, Midrand nevertheless has a very independent city feeling. Built around the N1 (National Route 1), which leads across South Africa from Cape Town all the way up north, it is directly linked and perfectly located between the two biggest cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.
With the largest conference center in South Africa, Midrand is considered to be a thriving business node and home to major companies and corporations such as Microsoft, Neotel and Vodacom. Maybe one reason why the biggest shopping mall of the entire continent is located right here as well.
Through its vivid lifestyle, the city has experienced an enormous growth within the last decade. For its inhabitants it is not only providing an amazing infrastructure like the connection to main highways, the Gauteng train station and the Grand Central Airport but rather many activity options such as museums, multicultural restaurants and green parks which are also attracting more and more people.
OUR ENTITIES IN MIDRAND.
The very iconic and modern building is located right next to the Pretoria Main Road, close to the Central Airport of Midrand and only 10 km away from the city center, and is the home of our Headquarter, the National Sales Company in South Africa.
Roughly more than 600 associates are working here within very diverse fields such as Marketing, Human Resources, and Business Strategy as well as for example Sales, all for the BMW brand, MINI and BMW Motorcycle.
The main building in Midrand is part of an entire so called open campus, which also includes the offices of the Financial Services section as well as the onsite training center. Our uniquely designed atrium garden invites you to take a moment of relaxation and reload your energy.
Additionally there is an entire new building with open office spaces planned and finalized in 2019. This is going to be the new home of the IT department – which currently is still located in Menlyn (Pretoria). This move will merge, the Headquarter (NSC), the leading section IT and Financial Services together and strengthen the new working environment ideas.
BMW Financial Services, the financial services division of the BMW Group, with it’s over 160 associates is one of South Africa’s leading niche finance houses, offering a wide range of financial services products that include vehicle and motorcycle finance, vehicle leasing, commercial finance as well as home and vehicle insurance.
Established in 1990 and located in an own and modern office building in Midrand only 200m away from the BMW campus, it is managed completely independently of the National Sales Company. Onsite you will not only find modernized and openly friendly office spaces, but also a canteen with subsidized food for all associates as well as a nice coffee bar, where you can take some relaxing coffee-breaks or have a unconventional meeting.
One of the Company’s key differentiators has been the development of state-of-the-art systems, backed by innovative technology. This enables BMW Financial Services to offer customers and dealers superior service and quick turnaround times.
BMW GROUP IN SOUTH AFRICA.
In 1973 we as BMW Group, took our first steps within the South African market by establishing and building Plant Rosslyn.
For the first time we have invested in building a plant outside the European borders, which by today within the fields of production, sales and financial services for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and MINI, over 3.000 associates call their workplace.
With our facilities in Midrand (Sales Headquarter) and Pretoria (Plant Rosslyn), as well as many dealerships and first-tier suppliers we are constantly building and strengthening our local and international network and therefore are an important sector of the entire BMW Group.
To promote sustainability BMW South Africa has signed a power purchasing agreement with energy company Bio2Watt (Pty) Ltd in 2014. The off-take partnership brings renewable energy to Plant Rosslyn where by now, since the project has started in 2015, between 25% and 30% of Plant Rosslyn’s electricity requirements are generated from renewable sources. Additionally in 2015 our Headoffice in Midrand has been awarded a 5-star rating by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) for being environmentally friendly. The rating makes BMW South Africa the first automotive company in South Africa to receive this rating.
Since 1994, BMW has invested more than R10-billion in its production facility in Rosslyn and has led the industry in a number of respects in terms of production and export. Our announcement in November 2015 of another investment into the manufacturing of the BMW X3 is further proof of our commitment to South Africa and its people.
We are now already over 43 years committed to the South African market and therefore we see us, the BMW Group, as an engaged corporate citizen dedicated to the upliftment of South Africa and its people.