A portrait of the company

Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW AG), which is based in Munich, Germany, is the parent company of the BMW Group. Bayerische Motoren Werke G. m. b. H. came into being in 1917. Having been originally founded in 1916 as Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG (BFW), it became Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW AG) in 1918.

The BMW Group is one of the most successful makers of cars and motorcycles worldwide and among the largest industrial companies in Germany. With BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group owns three of the strongest premium brands in the automotive industry. The vehicles it manufactures set the highest standards in terms of aesthetics, dynamics, technology and quality, a fact borne out by the BMW Group’s leading position in engineering and innovation. In addition to its strong position in the motorcycles market, the BMW Group also offers its customers a successful range of financial services. In recent years, the Group has also established itself as a leading provider of premium services for individual mobility.

Long-term thinking and responsible action have long been the cornerstones of our success. Striving for ecological and social sustainability along the entire value added chain, taking full responsibility for our products and giving an unequivocal commitment to preserving resources are prime objectives firmly embedded in our corporate strategy. Thanks to these endeavours, we have been among the most sustainable companies in the automobile industry for many years.

Updated March 13, 2014

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