BMW Group recognises suppliers for superb innovations

Posted on 22. Nov, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich / Landshut. The BMW Group has honoured
suppliers for their superb innovations and growth work for
a fifth time with a BMW Supplier Innovation Award: A sum of 15
suppliers were recognized for their achievements and exceptional
partnership on Wednesday dusk during BMW Group Plant Landshut. In the
categories Productivity, Sustainability, Efficient Dynamics,
Digitalisation and Emotional Experience 5 winners were selected.

The BMW Group’s tellurian network of 3,200 suppliers during 4,500 production
locations in around 50 countries plays a wilful purpose in implementing
new developments. Every day, BMW Group car plants worldwide take
smoothness of some-more than 31 million parts. The companies that supply the
BMW Group ceased to be usually suppliers of components years ago and have
now turn complement developers and origination partners. Over a years,
their share of value origination during a association has risen usually and
now stands during over 70 percent. The BMW Group’s annual purchasing
volume totals around 60 billion euros.

“Close team-work with a suppliers is a basement for guaranteeing
supply confidence during all a prolongation locations worldwide, as good as
ensuring origination in destiny areas of mobility,” according to Dr.
Andreas Wendt, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG,
obliged for Purchasing and Supplier Network. It is no coincidence
that a Supplier Innovation Award 2018 was presented during a Landshut
plant, explained Wendt in his debate in front of 250 CEOs and managing
directors of tip suppliers: “This is not usually home to a vast share of
a inhouse member production, though also a origination heart for
components and innovative solutions: The LuTZ, a Lightweight
Construction and Technology Centre in Landshut, embodies a passion
for innovation.”


The winners of a BMW Supplier Innovation Award 2018 are:

Category “Productivity”

3Con: World’s fastest press
laminating complement

BMW assimilated army with 3Con to build a world’s fastest press
laminating system, that can insert sewn leather and synthetic-leather
coverings to an injection-moulded partial with a cycle time of usually 30
seconds. Thanks to rotating multiple tools, left-hand and
right-hand expostulate components can be constructed in method with no
formation restrictions. This reduces prolongation costs by some-more than
80 percent.

Category “Sustainability”

opening with desirous goals

In a news published by a non-governmental organization CDP,
BASF achieved a best opening in CO2 emissions and anchoring the
quarrel opposite meridian change within a company. BASF is also working
to revoke a possess suppliers’ emissions and is radically oriented
towards a tellurian two-degree target.

Category “Efficient Dynamics”

LG Chem: 12V lithium-ion battery

Thanks to a 12V lithium-ion battery from LG Chem, a current
complement regulating dual complicated lead starter batteries can be transposed by a
lead-acid battery and a lightweight lithium battery. This saves weight
and reduces CO2. The lithium-ion battery is also some-more absolute than a
lead-acid battery, with softened recuperation ability – that creates the
complement even some-more environmentally-friendly.

Category “Digitalisation”

Inrix: On-street parking

The ConnectedDrive on-street parking use creates it easier for BMW
business to find parking in 68 cities opposite Europe and a US. The
navigation complement shows streets where parking is expected to be found in
striking form. This saves time and reduces CO2 emissions.
The use was recently softened by integrating ultrasound information from
a BMW fleet.

Category “Emotional Experience”

Preh GmbH: Modular
centre-console control panel

The modular centre-console control row combines different
technologies in a singular component. Instead of many individual
switches and outlets, there is usually one interface, that allows
business to select their elite configuration. Thanks to its
modular principle, it can be used in countless BMW series.

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The BMW Group

With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 30 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 14 countries; a association has a tellurian sales network in
some-more than 140 countries.

In 2017, a BMW Group sole over 2,463,500 newcomer vehicles and
some-more than 164,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in the
financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.678 billion. As of 31 Dec 2017, a BMW Group had a
workforce of 129,932 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable 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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