Munich/Landshut. For the fifth time already, the BMW Group has awarded the BMW Supplier Innovation Award for its excellent work of innovation and development: a total of 15 suppliers were awarded on Wednesday evening at the BMW Group De Landshut factory for their outstanding performance and collaboration. Five winners were selected in the categories productivity, sustainability, effective dynamics, digitization and emotional experience. And Zipse continues: “Battery technology is an important factor in our electric vehicle offensive because it affects both the operating power and the cost of batteries. Our unrivalled know-how throughout the value chain ensures that we are always at the cutting edge of technology. We can specify the exact formats we want to obtain, as well as the materials and conditions. We are therefore well positioned to accelerate the deployment of our electrified vehicles. Munich. The BMW Group increased its revenue and net profit in the third quarter of 2020 and is on track to meet its full-year targets. During the third quarter, the BMW Group benefited from increased regional demand and the portfolio of models attractive to customers. At the same time, cost-effectiveness and liquidity management remain key factors in addressing the lingering effects of the Corona pandemic in its various regional forms. Munich/Pretoria. Today, BMW AG Ceo Oliver Zipse, German Minister for Cooperation and Development Gerd Muller and South African Health Minister Zwelini, Lawrence Mkhize, signed a joint declaration of intent in a virtual ceremony.
The agreement includes an emergency coronavirus package, in which the three partners work together to support the development of medical infrastructure in nine hospitals and four clinics in the Gauteng region. In addition to masks and disinfectants, the Gauteng region will be equipped with an additional 750 hospital beds and 150 mobile oxygen tanks by July. South Africa is currently one of the regions of the continent most affected by COVID-19. As in many other African countries, emergency beds, breathing apparatus and laboratory equipment are lacking. The General Assembly also re-elected Anke Schunferkordt to the supervisory board for a five-year term. The Director of Media takes over the seat of Professor Renate Kocher, who resigned prematurely at the end of this year`s general meeting, in agreement with the supervisory board. “Today`s signing represents a new chapter in the success of our BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture,” said Harald Kroger, Chairman of the Board of BMW AG. “Our agreement sets a long-term framework for our future in China – a future with continued investment, sustained growth and a clear commitment to the development and production of electric vehicles.
The next chapter of our cooperation has the potential to go beyond our existing currency – in China, for China. The all-electric BMW iX3, produced by BBA from 2020, will find customers all over the world,” said Kroger. À Munich. From 1 January 2019, Jens Thiemer becomes the new head of the bmw Brand Management. After studying business, Thiemer (46 years old) has a long experience in the management and marketing of automotive brands, both from the manufacturer`s point of view and from the perspective of consultants.