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The best BMW dealers in the world. BMW celebrates its dealers with the Excellence in Sales Award

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“2017 was the seventh year in a row where we achieved a new sales record. This consistent success is only possible with strong partners in the dealer organisation,” said Pieter Nota. “Satisfied customers are what we all strive to have. We are all working with the common goal to become even more customer-focused and service-oriented. Today’s winners are setting a great example and the Excellence in Sales Award is our thank-you to them, recognizing their achievement,” he continued. The Excellence in Sales Award is given in six different catego... Read More »

World Water Day: Impressive conservation of natural resources and water recycling at ŠKODA AUTO

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To mark the United Nations’ World Water Day today, ŠKODA AUTO is offering a closer look at its new paint shop, which is currently under construction at the company’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. As one of the most state-of-the-art paint shops in Europe, it sets benchmarks in terms of environmental compatibility as well as conservation of resources, and enables a particularly sustainable use of resources. This measure is one of numerous environmental activities, which ŠKODA AUTO groups under the umbrella of its ‘GreenFuture’ Strategy. “Wit... Read More »

Steel cutting: Construction of LNG ships for Volkswagen Group Logistics started

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Volkswagen Group Logistics, the operator Siem Car Carriers and the shipyard Xiamen Shipbuilding cele-brated the “steel cutting” (equivalent to foundation laying in the shipbuilding industry) with an official ceremony in the Chinese city of Xiamen. From 2019, the two ships powered by liquefied natural gas will carry Volkswagen Group vehicles from Europe to North America. LNG drive systems will significantly reduce the atmospheric pollutants emitted by the ships. Markus Lange, Head of Vehicle Logistics of Volkswagen Group Logistics, attended t... Read More »

The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

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That matters deeply to Google. After all, our mission to build a more informed world is inherently tied to the reporting of journalists and news organizations. Our shared mission also reflects shared business interests. Platforms like Search and YouTube depend on a healthy ecosystem of publishers producing great digital content. That’s why it’s so important to us that we help you drive sustainable revenue and businesses. Last year, we paid $12.6 billion to partners and we drove 10 billion clicks a month to publishers’ websites for free. It’s... Read More »

Samsung Electronics Offices Turn Off Lights to ‘Share the Light’

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This year marks the second global lights-out campaign by Samsung. Last year, Samsung delivered LED lamps to Tiom, a rural village in Indonesia’s Papua province. Tiom residents are now able to continue their livelihood even at night time. This year, solar-powered LED lamps, assembled by employee volunteers in Suwon, will be delivered to rural villages in Mactan, Philippines, and Phitsanulok, Thailand where residents suffer from power shortages. ”Building an LED lantern is not, in itself, a difficult task,” said Kyosung Koo, a Samsung employee... Read More »

Nokia completes the acquisition of Unium

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Unium's software will be embedded into Nokia's Wi-Fi portfolio to provide operators with a plug-and-play intelligent mesh Wi-Fi solution that is easy to install and constantly optimizes in-home Wi-Fi connections through self-learning and self-healing capabilities. Unium will operate as part of Nokia's Fixed Networks business group. ... Read More »

Starbucks ceo Kevin Johnson Unveils Innovative Growth Strategy at 2018 Annual Meeting

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Johnson began the meeting highlighting the trajectory of the business over the past five years and the foundation that has been laid to accelerate the company’s next wave of growth. In his remarks, he offered tribute to the heritage of the founder-inspired company and highlighted both the power of the iconic brand and the strategic vision set to fuel the company’s future. “No retailer is better positioned to meet the changing needs of today’s consumer, as expectations of convenience and community redefine what it takes to be a successful and... Read More »

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, DSM, Google and Philips receive first power from new Dutch wind farm Bouwdokken

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In October 2016 and January 2017, the companies signed two long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) that enabled construction of two Dutch wind farm projects – Krammer and Bouwdokken. These wind farms, both of which are located in the southwest of the Netherlands, have a total capacity of over 140 MW, enough to power approximately 140,000 households. It is the first time that a group of multinationals in the Netherlands have teamed up to negotiate long-term PPAs directly with project developers, bypassing the involvement of an energy utili... Read More »

DHL to invest EUR 20 million to enhance its supply chain visibility and risk management platform Resilience360

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Since its inception, the initiative has proven instrumental in mitigating risk for numerous organizations following hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disruptions. “Based on the phenomenal initial success of DHL Resilience360, we have decided to make another major investment in this product,” states Katja Busch, DHL’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Expanding the solution, which has shown strong growth and ability to be profitable, will facilitate product development, external marketing and enhanced sales presence for customers worldwide seeking ... Read More »

BMW Group stepping up the pace

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“Our industry is currently experiencing a phase of unprecedented technological change. At the same time, however, it needs to cope with the challenge of present-day volatilities. At the BMW Group, we think in terms of opportunities and follow a clear strategy. Because the future of mobility is created today. We are stepping up the pace in 2018 and targeting our ninth successive record year,” stated Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG in Munich on Wednesday. Despite major changes impacting the mobility sector, the one... Read More »

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