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BMW Group CEO Harald Krüger voted most popular manager 2018

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Glassdoor bases its ranking on evaluations by current and former employees, who post their feedback on their employer and management anonymously. This method is designed to generate the most objective evaluations possible and give potential job applicants a clearer picture of the company of interest. On winning the award, Harald Krüger spoke to Glassdoor about leadership, careers and his advice to those starting out in the career world: Mr. Krüger, what qualities do you think a good manager should have? Krüger: Good leadership is not j... Read More »

DHL and Accenture unlock the power of blockchain in logistics

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“The experiments with blockchain in finance are well known, but we believe logistics is an area where the new technology will have a truly profound impact,” insists Matthias Heutger, Senior Vice President DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. “Implementing productive solutions however, will require further technological development and, critically, collaboration between all stakeholders.” Blockchain is a new type of database system that maintains, records and authenticates data and transactions. In supply chains, products are assigned uniqu... Read More »

Volkswagen Group to expand production of electric vehicles worldwide on a massive scale

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The Group currently produces electric vehicles at three locations, and in two years’ time a further nine Group plants are scheduled to be equipped for this purpose. To ensure adequate battery capacity for the massive expansion of environmentally-friendly electric mobility, partnerships with battery manufacturers for Europe and China have already been agreed. The contracts already awarded have a total volume of around EUR 20 billion. A supplier decision for North America will be taken shortly. “Over the last few months, we have pulled out all... Read More »

DHL plans new logistics hub at Vienna airport

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Starting in summer 2018, the DHL Campus Vienna Airport will be developed on premises measuring roughly 60,000 sqm in the Fischamend district. The facility will take on a key role as a freight hub for Eastern Europe in the future. By establishing a joint site for DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight, synergies between the different transport modes - land, air and ocean – are to be exploited even more effectively. “DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight are combining the individual strengths of their two networks at the new site in Fischamend,... Read More »

Innovative sensor jacket trains industrial robots – Transparent Factory establishes partnership with Dresden-based start-up Wandelbots

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The plan: to efficiently train industrial robots using an innovative sensor jacket fitted with sensors and actuators. The activities in Dresden will cover the assembly, logistics and maintenance of Volkswagen’s electric Golf production. This young start-up, spun off from the TU Dresden, considers the partnership with Volkswagen to be a “breakthrough”. “For the first time, we have the opportunity to test out our product with a major industrial partner,” said Christian Piechnick, Founder and Managing Director of Wandelbots, at the US conferenc... Read More »

Volkswagen Group realigns energy supplies: company power stations to change over from coal to gas

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The new high-efficiency gas turbines to be installed at the Wolfsburg power stations will durably reduce carbon dioxide emissions for heat and power generation by about 1.5 million tonnes per year. This corresponds to the current annual CO2 output of about 870,000 vehicles and represents a reduction of almost 60 percent compared with the previous emissions of the power stations at Wolfsburg. With reference to the German plants, the reduction in CO2 emissions amounts to about 50 percent. The systems are to be operated by Group company VW Kraftwe... Read More »

BMW Group reports eighth successive record year despite high upfront expenditure

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In line with its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the BMW Group continues to play a leading role in transforming the mobility sector with its future-oriented ACES programme: Automated, Connected, Electrified and Services. “We can look back on the most successful year in our corporate history and have achieved record levels for revenues and earnings for the eighth year in succession,” stated Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG in Munich on Thursday. “Since 2016, we have taken numerous strategic decisions to further grow... Read More »

The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe showcases a new interpretation of luxury for the BMW brand

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“The BMW 8 Series will take over as the new flagship model of the BMW line-up and, as such, combines unsurpassed sportiness and elegance,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe offers a look ahead to the most exotic and alluring variant of the new BMW 8 Series.” Symbol of a unique understanding of luxury. The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe is more than simply a luxury sports car with four doors. It symbolises a new and unique understanding of luxury. “The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe is des... Read More »

BMW Group reduces CO2 emissions in Europe again

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“This development clearly shows that our e-mobility strategy is successful. We are adding more electric drives to our vehicle fleet, while also working on fuel-saving technologies for our conventional drives,” said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. In 2017, the BMW Group sold more than 100,000 electrified vehicles. Last year, the BMW Group accounted for more newly registered electrified vehicles (all-electric + plug-in hybrid) than any other manufacturer in Europe, with a share of 21 percent. In the electrified ve... Read More »

Volkswagen Newsroom App as a mobile work-place for journalists

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A feature especially useful for journalists: The Media category contains all of the contacts relevant for press work in the communications departments of the Group and brands. All of the contacts are listed with their picture, job title and contact data. The section also offers a clearly laid out media library with numerous background reports to assist with research. An events calendar is also integrated in the app. It provides an overview of events with a brief description of their content. The app also provides a wide range of other practi... Read More »

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