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Images from left to right The BMW M5 active seat ventilation made visible by x-ray. This BMW 1 series possesses a drag coefficient cd-value of only 0. 29, outstanding aerodynamics. The BMW 5 series Active Steering received the German Industry Innovation Award. The stress on the materials due to temperature is checked using thermo graphic imaging. The new inline 6-cylinder Otto engine R6 of a BMW 5 Series as an x-ray. 4 | Fascination BMW Group 5 Fascination BMW Group. A Company Group Introduces Itself. The BMW K 1200 S is the first motorcycle with new CANBus technology.

Photos from left to right In the BMW 5 series, Active Steering, Adaptive Light Control, and Adaptive Cruise Control (“ACC”) are networked together. Photo above left Illuminated conveyor bridges in the central building of the plant Leipzig make the production process transparent for all associates and visitors. Welcome to the premium segment – our corporate culture. The BMW Group is one of the leading automobile and motorcycle manufacturers worldwide with a workforce of more than 100,000 associates in over 100 countries. With our brands BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce, we have proven to be successful in the premium segment.

To uphold this claim to quality, we look for associates who have team spirit and personal initiative – as well as the absolute determination to continue learning constantly. After all, anyone who stops wanting to become better has already stopped being good. With 6. 75 litres cylinder capacity, the Rolls-Royce Phantom offers a one-of-a-kind driving sensation. The MINI Cooper S convertible with the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit has a powerful 210 hp. Web-Info www. bmwgroup. com/career www. bmwgroup. com/company www. bmwgroup. com/history www. bmwgroup. com/responsibility 6 Fascination BMW Group Photo above Research and Development in dialog: IT experts Dr. Eli Hagen and Xuejun Chen. Our strategy: Innovations. The BMW Group is pursuing the goal of developing new, pioneering ideas for customers as efficiently as possible. In other words, we create enthusiasm with technologically innovative products that are also emotionally appealing at the same time. This is why we built the “FIZ” Research and Innovation Centre in 1986, which intentionally promotes interpersonal communication with its honeycomb-like floor plan, short routes, and open spaces.

The “Project House”, officially opened in 2004, marks yet another milestone in the expansion of the FIZ. It is the architectural reflection of the BMW Group’s so-called Product Evolution Process (PEP). With the elaborate architecture, the technological features, and the design of the high-quality workstations, we are setting new standards. Today, 8,500 associates are employed in the Research and Development departments of the Group worldwide. This is where we work on innovations that underscore our claim of being the best automobile manufacturer in the world. Also innovative in the corporate culture.

It is not only our technical expertise that so clearly sets us apart from other companies, but also our corporate culture. Because our interactions are based on respect and appreciation, our associates are connected by a strong sense of “we” – the crucial success factor as a team. Satisfied and motivated associates represent an invaluable competitive advantage for us. quicker, more efficient and more flexible. On the other hand, the network is also a strategy to gain highly-skilled and motivated people from all over the world for the BMW Group. People like you. The BMW Group is a global operation.

In order to stand our ground among the competition, we use a research, production, and sales network that spans the globe, bringing project participants together beyond all concepts of borders. Our plants operate as an integrated system – both nationally as well as internationally. On the one hand, this allows us to use regional advantages in order to be 7 | Our Worldwide Network Moscow Whitby Woodcliff Lake Spartanburg Dubai Chennai New Dehli 2006 starting in Palo Alto Newbury Park Oxnard Munich Beijing Shenyang Seoul Chiba Mexico City Panama starting in 2006 Bangkok Manila Kuala Lumpur Singapore Jakarta Rayong

San Paolo Curitiba Buenos Aires Rosslyn Midrand Mulgrave Wellington Oslo Vantaa Solna Copenhagen Kaliningrad “Support for the IT infrastructure is only one part of the IT work at the BMW Group. There is a special focus on the ITdriven development of innovations in the vehicle itself. This is an exciting area with a lot of fascinating topics, such as wireless communications and the integration of consumer electronics in the vehicle. Other interesting projects are the new Head-Up Display and the Voice Command System that went into the current BMW 5 series as innovations.

For jobs like these, we need IT professionals from all fields of IT as well as IT specialists who are familiar with all phases of software development. But above all we need people who enjoy working on the latest developments and continuing their education on a constant basis. ” Dublin Hams Hall Swindon Oxford Goodwood Bracknell Rijswijk Bornem Saint Quentin Berlin Eisenach Leipzig Wackersdorf Warsaw Munich Landshut Dielsdorf Milan Regensburg Dingolfing Salzburg Steyr Budapest Madrid Lisbon Athens Dr. Eli Hagen from Norway studied computer science in Canada and received her doctorate there (Queens University and Simon Fraser University).

After holding positions with other employers, she started working for the BMW Group in 2001 – she is currently in Pre-Development in the specialty area “Interiors”. Malta BMW Headquarters Research and Development Production Web-Info www. bmwgroup. com/ productionnetwork Assembly plants Sales locations 8 Innovation = Knowledge Creativity | Corporate Divisions – Career Paths Photo above Development Engineer Martin Braun shows the relationship between data rate and bus length. Photos from left to right Manfred Gruber, Propulsion Development, H2 engines. What drives BMW Group associates. We are excited about innovative technologies.

On the following pages you can read more about what makes the difference in our corporate divisions and what demands we place on our associates on the following pages. Songul Demren, training and project management for BMW Welt. Xuejun Chen, Research and Development in the specialty area “Remote Software Management for Vehicles”. Martin Braun, Development Engineer for “Systems Definition and Verification” for BMW Motorrad. Dr. Eli Hagen, Pre-Development, specialty area “Interiors”. 9 Degree Programme and Corporate Divisions. The Basis for Your Further Development. Where you can make a contribution to the BMW Group.

The overview on the next page provides you with a list of the most important divisions that would suit you based on your degree programme. Photos from left to right The body conveyor bridges lead to central rack storage where the unpainted and painted bodies are stored unsorted. The clear powder coating used for all paintwork is very environmentally friendly – up to 99% of the excess material can be recycled. BMW Welt, directly next door to BMW Group Headquarters, is an experience and delivery centre for BMW. (2 photos) Interdisciplinary teamwork is an important component in our daily work. 10 Corporate Divisions – Degree Programme Degree Programme Electrical engineering, information technology and comparable degree programmes Electronics Electrical engineering Mechatronics Telecommunications Physics Physical engineering Corporate Divisions Research and Development Information technology and comparable degree programmes Information technology Mathematics Information systems Production Process engineering Automation technology Automotive engineering Precision engineering Production engineering Plastics engineering Aerospace engineering Mechanical engineering Production technology Materials science

Mechanical engineering and other technical degree programmes Sales und Marketing Economic engineering Production management Economic engineering Social sciences, law, business studies, and other degree programmes Specialty Functions and Other Departments Web-Info www. bmwgroup. com/career 11 Research and Development. The Foundation of our Success. Photo above The hydrogen-powered prototype H2R can reach more than 300 km/h and holds nine FIA world records. This is where we are working on the technologies of the future. Anyone who purchases a BMW, MINI or Rolls-Royce expects premium quality – and rightly so.

For the BMW Group, “premium” is both a market strategy and a claim at the same time. It means offering more than the others with respect to product substance. We achieve this goal by having some 8,500 scientists, engineers, and technicians work non-stop on research and development. They do this mainly at the FIZ – the Research and Innovation Centre in Munich. This is where we are working with open project structures on the technologies of the future. The results are innovations in our vehicles that provide genuine added value for our customers.

For years, our products have been living up to our claim to leadership in innovation. Our customers reward this with great trust – the most important basis for good business relations. Desired degree programmes Amongst Others: Electrical engineering, vehicle engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics, information technology, mechatronics, measurement and control engineering, materials science, physics more degree programmes on pages 10 and 11 Web-Info www. bmwgroup. com/science www. bmwgroup. com/cleanenergy www. bmwgroup. com/ connecteddrive 2 | Research and Development Research and Pre-Development. At the FIZ, you will find answers to the questions of tomorrow – and can ask the questions for the day after. Whether in materials research, where new materials technologies are developed and tested, or with the research of new power train concepts such as hydrogen technology – the creative spirit of research as well as systematic and process-oriented thinking are required. For example, with the development of new driver assistance systems such as Active Steering or the Head-Up Display.

What’s more, basic research is also devoted to the mobility concepts of tomorrow: How will goods and people be transported in the future? We are eager to hear your answers. Total vehicle responsibility. In the Total Vehicle departments, strategists, design engineers, and specialists with comprehensive expertise make sure that full-fledged vehicle designs are developed with consistent goal-setting. The focus of vehicle architecture is to develop a harmonized concept from the geometric, functional, and systematic point of view. One example of this are “architects” who are working on designing onboard electrical and electronics systems.

Furthermore, work is also done on optimal processes and methods for development. Other specialists deal with the subjects of heating and energy management, acoustics and vibrations, safety, electrical/electronics systems, and protection/testing. Design. At the beginning of the vehicle development process there is a vision – mostly in the form of a design. Then the interdisciplinary teamwork begins. Exterior and interior designers work together with design engineers, model builders and ergonomics specialists – and they in turn, with development and production engineers.

Together they bring the design vision in harmony with the technical feasibility of series production. One of the best examples of this collaborative work is the MINI that was newly launched in 2001, which combines tradition and high tech in a sophisticated manner and has already received many awards. IT in the vehicle. Today, many innovative solutions can be depicted more cost-effectively, more flexibly and more efficiently with the help of software. This is why IT is gaining more and more importance in the construction of automobiles.