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ECKART 2016 award winners: Andreas Caminada, Dominique Crenn, Sebastian Copeland and the Munich Viktualienmarkt. “Chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann and his jury announce honourees

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The jury appointed by “chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann has made its selection: This year’s international Eckart Witzigmann Awards (ECKART) will go to Andreas Caminada (Switzerland), Dominique Crenn (USA), Sebastian Copeland (USA) and the Munich Viktualienmarkt (Germany). The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony held for the first time at BMW Group Classic on 18 October 2016.   Andreas Caminada, ECKART 2016 for the Art of Cookery At 33 years of age, Andreas Caminada became Switzerland’s youngest three-star chef and ha... Read More »

BMW Films returns with “The Escape”. Tribute film with Clive Owen and Dakota Fanning premieres on BMWFilms.com on 23 October

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The new short film “The Escape”, featuring Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga, will premiere on BMWFilms.com on 23 October. The film continues in the tradition of “The Hire”, a series of unique short films released between 2001 and 2002 that created a stir on the international marketing scene and beyond: The eight films, aired in two seasons, realised a totally new approach. David Fincher, who was already well-known as the director of films such as “The Game” with Michael Douglas and “Fight Club” with Brad Pitt, execut... Read More »

BMW Group achieves best-ever August sales

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BMW Group sales continued their long-standing upward trend in August with a total of 165,431 vehicles delivered to customers around the world, an increase of 5.7% on the same month last year. This result brings the year-to-date sales total to 1,508,659 – up 5.5% compared with the same period last year and the first time ever the company has sold over one and a half million vehicles in the first eight months of a year.   “The BMW Group’s ongoing sales success across all our premium brands underlines the strength of our product line-up... Read More »

Deutsche Post DHL Group extends strategic partnership with Teach For All network to expand educational opportunity

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Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, and the global network working to expand educational opportunity, Teach For All, announced today that they will be extending their successful partnership for another three years. The two organizations are reaffirming their commitment to providing all children and adolescents the opportunity to attain an excellent education, regardless of background or economic status. Teach For All is a global network of 40 independent, locally led and funded partner organizations that ... Read More »

ECKART 2015 award winner Claus Meyer uses prize money for social project. Witzigmann Academy visits Brownsville, New York City

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Claus Meyer, co-founder of the New Nordic Cuisine and the world-famous Noma restaurant, won the ECKART 2015 for “Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment”, partly in recognition of his social commitment in Bolivia. Meyer has since shifted the focus of his activities to New York. The cash award of 10,000 euros endowed by the BMW Group for the ECKART 2015 is now benefiting Meyer’s new project in the disadvantaged neighbourhood of Brownsville in New York City. A delegation from the Witzigmann Academy visited the location to learn more about the socia... Read More »

BMW Group once again sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. World’s most sustainable automotive company in 2016

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The BMW Group has once again been named the world’s most sustainable automotive company in the rating published today by RobecoSAM AG for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). The BMW Group is also the only one of the three automobile manufacturers listed to feature in the renowned index every year since 1999.   “The BMW Group is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. For us, sustainability is an important part of our identity and our strategy. We have accomplished a great deal in recent years and continue to set ourselv... Read More »

A double one-two for the BMW S 1000 RR in France

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Last weekend the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers were in action in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) and the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU), as well as in the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). They claimed two wins and a total of five podium finishes for the BMW S 1000 RR. With their results they also collected further points towards the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy (see full standings below). French Superbike Championship at Circuit Carole, France. The sixth and penultimate round of the 2016 French Superbike Champi... Read More »

BMW Individual 7 Series by Esther Mahlangu

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25 years ago, Esther Mahlangu, a South African artist, was the first woman to create artwork on a BMW 525i Sedan. Its bodywork was adorned with the bright colours and unique ornamental shapes, typical of Ndebele art, thus turning it into a BMW Art Car. Esther Mahlangu has now, for the second time, joined forces with BMW and refined a BMW 7 Series. In collaboration with the BMW Individual Manufaktur, Mahlangu transformed a luxury sedan into a dynamic work of art by painting her characteristic motifs on the real wood interior trims. To facilit... Read More »

Philips introduces a wide range of connected personal health innovations at IFA 2016

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As a technology company that cares about people, with unique insights and expertise in both the consumer and professional healthcare domains, Philips is well positioned to deliver meaningful innovations throughout the health continuum– from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care. The company’s wide portfolio of connected consumer health products leverages Philips HealthSuite – a cloud-enabled connected health ecosystem of devices, apps and digital tools that empowers personalized health and continuous care.  ... Read More »

MINI at the London Design Festival 2016. MINI LIVING “Forests” installation by Asif Khan

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“Third places” – those that lie between work and home – provide important contact points in our modern urban society. They expand the room we have to live in and help us to relax, meet up with one another and increase our productivity. Freelancers, for example, often use cafés as offices and restaurants as meeting rooms. At the London Design Festival 2016, MINI is exhibiting the MINI LIVING “Forests” installation by Asif Khan, which showcases three interpretations of the “spaces between spaces”. The MINI LIVING “Forests” creates new spaces w... Read More »

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