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Ad hoc: Profit before tax and revenues of BMW Group above market expectations in first quarter of 2017

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Munich. In the first quarter of the financial year 2017, the BMW Group achieved a profit before tax of € 3,005 million (2016 Q1: € 2,368 million / +26.9%). This result exceeds current market expectations and was driven in particular by positive valuation effects.   The significant increase of the profit before tax was largely due to the following effects in the financial result: A positive valuation effect of € 183 million in connection with the participation of new investors in the mapping service HERE An increase in the other... Read More »

DHL and Gatwick open new waste management plant – becoming the first airport in the world to turn Category 1 airline waste into energy onsite

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Gatwick Airport and DHL Supply Chain today formally open a new waste management plant, becoming the first airport in the world to turn airport waste, such as food and packaging, into energy onsite.DHL’s new £3.8million waste plant not only disposes of Category 1 waste safely onsite, but converts it and other organic waste into energy to heat Gatwick’s waste management site and power the site's water recovery system. The plant is set to save £1,000 in energy and waste management costs for every day it operates. Category 1 forms the majority o... Read More »

DHL eCommerce launches new Fulfillment Center in Hong Kong

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DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, has launched a new Fulfillment Center in Hong Kong, adding to its global fulfillment network in U.S, Mexico, India, Europe and Australia. Catering to the growing demand for cross-border products in Asia Pacific particularly from the Greater China region, the new Fulfillment Center will allow e-tailers to move their goods closer to their end customers, responding to their demands of quick and easy delivery. “Consumer expectations for a quick and accurat... Read More »

DHL eCommerce launches new Fulfillment Center in Hong Kong

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DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, has launched a new Fulfillment Center in Hong Kong, adding to its global fulfillment network in U.S, Mexico, India, Europe and Australia. Catering to the growing demand for cross-border products in Asia Pacific particularly from the Greater China region, the new Fulfillment Center will allow e-tailers to move their goods closer to their end customers, responding to their demands of quick and easy delivery. “Consumer expectations for a quick and accurat... Read More »

Team Thailand wins the World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International for the first time in Dubai

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Dubai. The World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International took place against the spectacular backdrop of Dubai this week. 114 amateur golfers from 40 different countries teed off in front of the imposing skyline of the desert metropolis, where they competed to win the popular global tournament series and enjoyed an unforgettable week. Team Thailand (317 points) produced a dominant performance to win the title in the Nation competition for the first time. In the individual competitions, victory went to Tsung Hui Lee from Taiwan (Ladies, 104), Mex... Read More »

BMW Group Harnesses Potential of Innovative Automation and Flexible Assistance Systems in Production

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Christian Dunckern, Head of BMW Group Production System, Planning, Toolmaking and Plant Engineering: “The digitalization allows the BMW Group to tap a growing range of options on how to advance the production system in many respects. People are more than ever becoming the designers of their own workplaces and can provide answers to the questions of an increasingly complex automotive production.” Purposeful application of assistance systems and lightweight robots The allocation of roles between workers and available tools is clear: their h... Read More »

DHL Express appoints Markus Reckling as the new CEO for Germany

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DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, appointed Markus Reckling as the new CEO for Germany. With effect from January 2017, he has taken responsibility for further expanding the express division’s business in Germany and will continue to drive the focus on customer service, quality and employee engagement that has supported the dynamic, profitable growth in time definite international delivery. He takes over from Wolfgang Albeck, who will retire after a twenty year-career within the Deutsche Post DHL Group. In ... Read More »

BMW partners with the Directors Guild of America for the 69th Annual Directors Guild Awards

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 Returning for a fourth consecutive year, BMW proudly supported the Directors Guild of America at the organization’s 69th Annual DGA Awards Ceremony on February 4, 2017 as the exclusive automotive partner.  The Awards, which celebrate outstanding directorial achievement, took place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.   “BMW’s continued presence at the Directors Guild Awards not only underscores our brand’s close ties and commitment to Hollywood, but furthers our goal of being an active partner in the film industry,” said Uwe ... Read More »

Cross-border e-commerce is one of the fastest growth opportunities in retail, according to DHL report

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The report reveals that cross-border e-commerce offers aggregate growth rates not available in most other retail markets: cross-border retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015 and 2020 (from USD 300 Billion to USD 900 Billion) – twice the pace of domestic e-commerce growth. Online retailers are also boosting sales by 10-15% on average simply by extending their offering to international customers. An additional boost comes from including a premium service offering: retailers and manufacturers that in... Read More »

The 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe and 2017 BMW 3 Series Sedan Earn IIHS “Top Safety Pick+”

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BMW is proud to announce the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe and 2017 BMW 3 Series Sedan a “Top Safety Pick+”, continuing the company’s long-standing commitment to offer class-leading safety with each new model. In order to earn a 2017 Top Safety Pick +, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five IIHS crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints — as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and new for 2017, an acc... Read More »

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