BMW Group recognises suppliers for best innovations. Presentation of a BMW Supplier Innovation Award.

Posted on 30. Sep, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The BMW Group has bestowed a fourth BMW
Supplier Innovation Award. A sum of 6 suppliers were celebrated for
their superb achievements in origination and development.


Innovation lays a substructure for a BMW Group’s mercantile success
and destiny competitiveness. Suppliers are pivotal partners in this process
and play a wilful purpose in a doing of new developments.
Innovative strength and collaborative partnerships with suppliers are
rarely valued by a BMW Group and recognized with this award.


Klaus Draeger, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG,
obliged for Purchasing and Supplier Network, underlined a future
significance of new technologies during a endowment rite in a BMW Welt.
Speaking to a public of 300 comparison member of the
general retailer attention he said: “Within dual to 3 decades,
mobility will be tangible by sustainability, connectivity and automated
driving. Innovations will be some-more critical than ever going brazen –
generally given reward vehicles with clever romantic interest depend
on them. The usually approach to assure and strengthen a innovation
capability is by tighten links with a suppliers and growth partners.”


BMW Group suppliers ceased to be simply member suppliers years ago
and have turn complement developers and origination partners. Over the
years, their share of value origination during a association has risen steadily
and now stands during over 70 per cent. Between 2010 and 2015, the
association increasing purchasing volumes by 38 per cent to 34.7 billion euros.


The Supplier Innovation Award is a serve prominence of a company’s
centenary year. With a series of a partners, a BMW Group can look
behind on decades of partnership – dating, in some cases, from the
really beginning. Klaus Draeger said: “The success of a BMW Group over
a past 100 years is formed to a vast border on a ability to
innovate – something we can usually grasp with clever partners. 100
years of BMW also means 100 years of partnership with a suppliers.”

The BMW Group presented awards in a sum of 6 categories, in
fields where a association intends to figure a destiny of individual
mobility as a reward manufacturer: EfficientDynamics, digitalization,
sustainability, quality, romantic knowledge and productivity. For
a initial time, a endowment was presented in a new categories
romantic knowledge and digitalization.



The winners of a BMW Supplier Innovation Award 2016 are:




Röchling Automotive: Active Grille Shutter in a BMW 7 Series


The Active Grille Shutter in a BMW 7 Series from Röchling
Automotive creates atmosphere grilles manifest for a initial time, permitting the
patron to declare aerodynamics directly. Integrating a slats
directly into a BMW kidney grille creates a distinguished visual effect.
Electric controls actively umpire a atmosphere stream. The improvement
over prior systems is impressive: Air insurgency is optimised, CO2
emissions reduced and a engine warms adult faster from a cold start.




Nuance Communications: Natural Language Understanding


Natural Language Understanding from Nuance Communications enables
discerning voice control formed on interpretation of healthy language.
The complement understands what a patron wants: from phone calls to
navigation to entertainment: The user can miscarry a complement during any
time to digest a dialogue. Hybrid voice approval in a vehicle
and in a cloud creates it most easier to promulgate with a vehicle,
enabling voice control that goes over pre-defined commands, with
brief and fit discourse and giveaway dictation of messages.




Huntsman Polyurethanes: Low Emission Flexible Foam System for Seating


The polyol and formaldehyde scavenger grown by Huntsman reduces
sum emissions from soothing foams in a car interior by cause ten.
Huntsman is a usually retailer to accommodate a BMW Group’s ambitious
mandate for created foams.



Minth Group Ltd.: Corrosion Resistance for Anodised Trim Surfaces


High dampness and a cleaning agents ordinarily used in many markets
conflict devoted anodised aluminium trim surfaces. Adequate protection
was formerly usually achieved by an additional, time-consuming
portrayal process. Minth has found a reduction costly resolution that
integrates a initial gnawing insurgency focus for anodised
trim surfaces into a anodising process. Surfaces also keep their
glaze longer for extended quality. The assertive alkaline solutions
used in carwashes and antifreeze agents, for example, no longer impair
a sheen.



Emotional experience


Webasto Roof Components SE: Sky Lounge Panoramic Roof


The Sky Lounge breathtaking roof from Webasto Roof Components
contributes to a feeling of wellbeing in a interior. With light
entering from a sides and reflected onto a printed graphic, the
breathtaking roof becomes partial of an integrated lighting unfolding – an
disdainful underline offering usually by BMW.





SIEMENS Aktiengesellschaft: Totally Integrated Automation (TIA-Portal)


The BMW Group has worked with Siemens for many years. Together, the
dual partners have now taken an critical step towards digitalization
and Industry 4.0: BMW Group is a initial in a attention to use the
TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) portal control platform, which
allows opposite stages of prolongation to be related and optimises all
appurtenance processes and routine workflows for highly-efficient
engineering. Standardised, integrated handling concepts minimise
effort, costs and time-to-market, as good as enhancing coherence and productivity.



If we have any questions, greatfully contract:


BMW Group Corporate Communications



Michael Rebstock, Business and Finance Communications,

Telephone: +49 (0)89 382-20470


The BMW Group

With a 3 brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, a BMW Group is the
world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles
and also provides reward financial and mobility services. As a global
company, a BMW Group operates 31 prolongation and public facilities
in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140
countries. In 2015, a BMW Group sole approximately 2.247 million
cars and scarcely 137,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before tax
for a financial year 2015 was approximately € 9.22 billion on
revenues amounting to € 92.18 billion. As of 31 Dec 2015, a BMW
Group had a workforce of 122,244 employees. The success of a BMW
Group has always been formed on long-term meditative and responsible
action. The association has therefore determined ecological and social
sustainability via a value chain, extensive product
shortcoming and a transparent joining to conserving resources as an
constituent partial of a strategy.





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