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A JOINT EFFORT.

The BMW Motorsport partners for the 2018 season.

A JOINT EFFORT.

The BMW Motorsport partners for the 2018 season.

A JOINT EFFORT.The BMW Motorsport partners for the 2018 season.
Akrapovic

AKRAPOVIC

Akrapovič is the leading manufacturer of premium exhaust systems for motorcycles and performance cars. It is also a leader in carbon components and the innovative use of superalloys. Akrapovič exhaust systems are renowned for their design, lightweight construction and durability, as well as their impact on performance and sound.

 

Available for a range of BMW models as aftermarket products, Akrapovič exhausts enhance performance, torque and sound. The systems are available in titanium or stainless steel, with exquisite carbon fibre or titanium tailpipes and on many models, drivers can add a Wireless Kit for adjustable sound.

 

Founded in 1991 by former motorcycle racer Igor Akrapovič the brand has grown to international prominence through the successful support of leading racing teams.

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Alzner Automotive

ALZNER AUTOMOTIVE

Alzner Automotive was founded in 2004 and, after progressing towards the top of the industry ever since, now has around 160 employees. The company works in a variety of areas from prototypes to series production. It works with a wide range of materials and sheet thicknesses from 0.1 to 8 millimetres, including steel, aluminium, stainless steel, spring steel and copper. In the automotive sector, the profile includes many types of sheet metal parts, services from shell construction to final assembly as well as the production of components for energy storage.

 

The company also has customers in other industries, such as gastronomy, medicine or furniture construction. These require the use of modern technology, including punching presses with a press force of up to 400 tonnes, as well as precise 2D and 3D laser technology.

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Amplus

AMPLUS

Since the company was founded in 2009, amplus AG has established itself as one of the leading broadband companies in southern Germany. As a subsidiary of the CCNST Group and second-largest broadband carrier in Bavaria, the Lower Bavarian Internet provider supplies more than 100 municipalities in 14 districts of eastern Bavarian with broadband connections of 200 megabits per second. Several thousand customers already benefit from amplus AG's broadband network.

 

Many more will follow in the coming years. "Fast Internet for everyone" has been the philosophy of amplus AG from the outset and the guiding principle of their business operations.

 

The relatively young company is already transitioning from a network operator to a provider of premium online services. From smart homes through e-mobility to telemedicine: Thanks to the latest fibre-optic technology and fibre optic cables into homes, municipalities, business customers and private users all benefit from amplus AG's growth strategy.

 

In cooperation with the municipalities in their catchment area, this is why all 80 employees of the CCNST Group are devising individual concepts for the planned fibre optic expansion. Rural regions in particular are among the attractive locations in Bavaria through their connection to the six-lane digital highway. In a collaborative partnership, amplus AG therefore develops innovative broadband solutions with a long-term focus for regions away from urban centres.

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BMW Bank

BMW FINANCIAL SERVICES/BMW BANK

BMW Bank GmbH is one of the leading automobile banks in Germany with an affiliated company in France and with branches in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Over 1,370 employees look after about 1.2 million customers (status: 31.12.2016). The range of products for business and private customers ranges from the financing, leasing and insurance of automobiles and motorcycles to customised asset management offerings. The company has total assets of 25.4 billion Euros and total bank deposits of about 8.5 billion Euros (status: 31.12.2016). BMW Bank GmbH is part of BMW Group Financial Services. Virtually every second new BMW and MINI is financed or leased via through BMW Group Financial Services.


BMW Bank has been “Premium Partner BMW Motorsport” since 2012 and is proud to be in its seventh season in the DTM

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BMW Driving Experience

BMW DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Every BMW Driving Experience is a unique driving experience. This is mainly due to our experienced BMW instructors - as well as the wide range of training and tour courses and the exclusive choice of venues. As engineers, designers or racing drivers, our BMW instructors know exactly what counts when it comes to driving. And they pass on this knowledge to the participants – both in theory and practice. Experience “Sheer driving pleasure” first hand in a short time. For information about the courses please check www.bmw-drivingexperience.com.

 

BMW M GmbH: BMW M GmbH has recorded many successes in its 45-year history – on international race tracks and for customers who live individuality and speed on a daily basis. BMW M GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW AG and enjoys the status of an independent car maker. With products and services in the five lines of business BMW M Automobile and BMW M Performance Automobile, BMW Individual, M Equipment and Packages, BMW and MINI Driving Experience as well as safety cars, emergency cars and special cars, it is placed to attract customers with particularly high demands regarding the performance, exclusivity and individuality of their automobile. The M is not just one of the strongest letters in the world, but is also a global synonym for motorsport success and represents the fascination for high-performance sports car in normal road use.

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CATL

BMW M PERFORMANCE PARTS

With the components and products from BMW M Performance Parts, the motorsports DNA from BMW is clearly felt even off the racetrack. Developed with motorsport expertise, perfectly tailored to the respective model, and combinable to meet individual requirements – that is the latest range from BMW M Performance Parts. Exclusive materials and first-class quality guarantee not only visual highlights, but also perfect dynamics. The retrofit components for the drive train, chassis, aerodynamics and cockpit significantly improve driving dynamics and underline the sporty tone of both the exterior appearance and the interior ambience of the car in question.

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CATL

CATL

CATL is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of energy storage systems. The Chinese company was founded in 2011 in Ningde. For its worldwide customers CATL develops and distributes high-power lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles and electric buses, as well as complete solutions for energy storage systems. Based on the very latest materials, the batteries and systems guarantee maximum safety, reliability, quality and charging efficiency. CATL’s goal is to develop advanced concepts and technologies, with which it is possible to advance the green energy revolution.

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Deutsche Post

DEUTSCHE POST

Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world’s leading mail and logistics company. The Group connects people and markets and is an enabler of global trade. It aspires to be the first choice for customers, employees and investors worldwide. The Group contributes to the world through responsible business practices, corporate citizenship and environmental activities. By the year 2050, Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero emissions logistics.


Deutsche Post DHL Group is home to two strong brands: Deutsche Post is Europe’s leading postal service provider. DHL offers a comprehensive range of international express, freight transport, and supply chain management services, as well as e-commerce logistics solutions. Deutsche Post DHL Group employs approximately 510,000 people in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. The Group generated revenues of more than 57 billion Euros in 2016.

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Dunlop

DUNLOP

Dunlop is one of the world’s leading tire manufacturer in high and ultra-high performance tires. The tire brand stands for sportiness, emotion and driving pleasure. At the same time, the name also stands for one of the most important and most revolutionary inventions in the history of mobility: the pneumatic tire. It was invented in 1888 by the Scottish veterinarian John Boyd Dunlop.

 

Motorsport belongs to the genotype of Dunlop, so to speak. From the beginning, Dunlop’s success in nearly all areas of motorsport stretches throughout the company´s history. Whether as an exclusive tire partner or in direct competition, whether in the top-class or newcomers area, whether on two or on four wheels – the incentive is to supply always the best possible tires for top performances.
This not only applies to the race track. Also in public traffic, Dunlop drivers can trust in the fact that their tire provides maximum grip for maximum driving pleasure. This is because the technologies for our street tires derive directly from our motorsport-know-how.

 

As an official partner of BMW Motorsport, Dunlop supplies racing tires in the size of 265/660 R18 exclusively developed for the premier season of the BMW M235i Racing Cup. In addition, Dunlop also offers professional technical support as well as tire service for all BMW teams at the race track.

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H&R

H&R

Chassis components made in Germany: the H&R range of chassis components for over 2,000 models of car is probably the largest in the world. H&R also develops and produces shock absorbers, wheel spacers, sway bars and other chassis components for customers around the globe. To test new materials and technologies, H&R has participated for many years in top international motorsport events. This experience goes directly into development and production. H&R also manufactures technical springs, such as compression springs, tension springs, torsion and flat form springs, and is also involved in medical technology through a subsidiary.H&R stands for premium-quality, innovative products that are made in Germany in stringent compliance with the quality assurance standards of DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.

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Mahle

MAHLE

MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The MAHLE Group is committed to making transportation more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more comfortable by continuously optimizing the combustion engine, driving forward the use of alternative fuels, and laying the foundation for the worldwide introduction of e-mobility. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. MAHLE products are fitted in at least every second vehicle worldwide. Components and systems from MAHLE are also used off the road—in stationary applications, for mobile machinery, rail transport, as well as marine applications.


In 2017, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.8 billion with around 78,000 employees and is represented in more than 30 countries with 170 production locations. At 16 major research and development centers in Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Spain, Slovenia, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, about 6,100 development engineers and technicians are working on innovative solutions for the mobility of the future.

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Michelin

MICHELIN

Michelin has been involved in motorsport for more than 100 years as the leading tire manufacturer worldwide. Recently, for instance, the French company revolutionized Endurance racing worldwide by reducing dramatically the quantity of tires used during the events, while increasing the performance at the same time. Thanks to a continuous knowledge transfer between series production and motorsport, both areas have been supporting each other successfully for years. The brand with the Michelin Man has been a reliable racing sports partner of BMW for years.

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Oakley

OSRAM

Founded in 1975 and based in southern California, the Oakley company is one of the world’s leading design and sporting brands. Oakley holds over 750 patents and employs product developers, inventors, idealists and scientists who apply their specialist knowledge to the development of products and innovations that provide the inspiration for sporting performance. This philosophy has made Oakley a peerless cult brand in the market, with products used by world-class sportsmen and women around the world as they perform at the highest level possible. Oakley is renowned for PRIZM, a revolutionary glass technology that optimises sporting performance with extremely precise colour tuning for specific environments. As the leading global producer of sports glasses, Oakley has expanded its successful technologies to includes the clothing and accessories areas. Oakley has a range of product lines for men and women in the Sports Performance, Active and Lifestyle categories. Oakley is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Luxottica Group. You can find more information at www.oakley.com.

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Osram

OSRAM

OSRAM with headquarters in Munich, Germany is a globally leading high-tech company with a history spanning more than 110 years. Primarily semiconductor-based products enable a wide diversity of applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smartphones to networked, intelligent lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM utilises the infinite possibilities of light to improve the lives of people and societies. With OSRAM innovations we will not only see better in the future but also communicate, travel, work and live better. OSRAM had approximately 26,400 employees worldwide with turnover exceeding 4.1 billion euros to the end of fiscal year 2017 (30 September). The company is listed on the Frankfurt am Main and Munich stock exchanges under WKN: LED 400 (stock exchange symbol: OSR). Further information can be found in the internet at www.osram.com.

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Panasonic

PANASONIC

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, the company has expanded globally and now operates 495 subsidiaries and 91 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.343 trillion yen / 56.3 billion EUR for the year ended March 31, 2017. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. Panasonic offers systems and technology focused on making mobility more comfortable, safer and more eco-friendly. From entertainment systems to green energy solutions.

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Pennzoil

PENNZOIL

About Shell Lubricants

The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Rotella, Shell Tellus and Shell Rimula. We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in eight plants, blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in over 50 plants, distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries.

 

We also provide technical and business support to customers. We offer lubricant-related services in addition to our product range. These include: Shell LubeMatch –the market leading product on-line recommendation tool, Shell LubeAdvisor - helps customers to select the right lubricant through highly trained Shell technical staff as well as online tools, and Shell LubeAnalyst - an early warning system that enables customers to monitor the condition of their equipment and lubricant, helping to save money on maintenance and avoid potential lost business through equipment failure.

 

Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers. Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in China, Germany, Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell), and the USA. We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants. We have a patent portfolio with 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants work in our research and development department.

 

Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption. One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari. Shell scientists will also work alongside BMW Motorsport engineers to develop high-performance oils for use in BMW Motorsport race cars. This development will be on-going during testing and the course of each respective race season. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products. When BMW Motorsport races in the DTM, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 2016, it will be joined by Shell as its new Premium Technology Partner. From 2015, Shell is also the only recommended supplier of genuine BMW engine oil and BMW’s only recommended oil supplier for aftermarket engine oils.

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges.  Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects.

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Puma

PUMA

PUMA is one of the world’s leading sports brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For over 65 years, PUMA has been producing the most innovative products for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running and Training, Golf, and Motorsports. PUMA engages in exciting collaborations with renowned designers like STAPLE, STAMPD or TRAPSTAR to bring innovative and fast designs to the sports world. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA and COBRA Golf as well the subsidiary Dobotex. PUMA distributes its products in more than 120 countries and employs more than 13,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany.

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Randstad

RANDSTAD

With an average 58,000 employees, 500 branches in about 300 cities, and a turnover of approximately 2,1 billion Euros (2016), the Randstad Group is the leading personnel service provider in Germany. Randstad provides companies in various industries with comprehensive personnel service concepts. As well as the classic temporary work, Randstad's portfolio also includes Recruitment, HR Solutions and Inhouse Services divisions. Randstad has been active in Germany for almost 50 years and belongs to the Dutch Randstad Holding nv: with a total turnover of around 20 billion Euros (2016), about 5000,000 employees working every day, and 4,700 branches in over 40 countries, Randstad is one of the largest personnel service providers in the world.

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Samsung

SAMSUNG SDI

Samsung SDI, as a global Energy and Materials solution leader, is now working on businesses associated with lithium-ion batteries for IT, electric vehicles and ESS, manufacturing semiconductor materials as well as display materials including polarized films, OLED materials, etc.

 

Since 2010, Samsung SDI has maintained No. 1 market share in the global lithium-ion battery sector for mobile devices for seven consecutive years. Drawing strength from its solid position and technological edge, Samsung SDI made an entry into the automotive battery market in 2008. Samsung SDI supplies electric vehicles to BMW i3 and i8, as well as to global automakers.

 

On January, 2017, Samsung SDI unveiled an innovative next generation battery with the fast charging capability and high energy density. The next generation battery enables electric vehicles to drive up to 600km on a single charge. With a 20min charge, electric vehicles can have a driving range of up to 500km which is 80% of the capacity. By providing the industry-leading technologies, Samsung SDI will contribute to a rapid market adoption of electric vehicles.

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Shell

SHELL

About Shell Lubricants

The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Rotella, Shell Tellus and Shell Rimula. We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in eight plants, blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in over 50 plants, distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries.

 

We also provide technical and business support to customers. We offer lubricant-related services in addition to our product range. These include: Shell LubeMatch –the market leading product on-line recommendation tool, Shell LubeAdvisor - helps customers to select the right lubricant through highly trained Shell technical staff as well as online tools, and Shell LubeAnalyst - an early warning system that enables customers to monitor the condition of their equipment and lubricant, helping to save money on maintenance and avoid potential lost business through equipment failure.

 

Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers. Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in China, Germany, Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell), and the USA. We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants. We have a patent portfolio with 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants work in our research and development department.


Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption. One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari. Shell scientists will also work alongside BMW Motorsport engineers to develop high-performance oils for use in BMW Motorsport race cars. This development will be on-going during testing and the course of each respective race season. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products. When BMW Motorsport races in the DTM, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 2016, it will be joined by Shell as its new Premium Technology Partner. From 2015, Shell is also the only recommended supplier of genuine BMW engine oil and BMW’s only recommended oil supplier for aftermarket engine oils.

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has itsheadquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New Yorkstock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 70countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration andproduction; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects.

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ZF

ZF

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of around 137,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In 2016, ZF achieved sales of €35.2 billion. ZF annually invests about six percent of its sales in research & development – ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.


ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. With its technologies, the company is striving for Vision Zero – a world of mobility without accidents and emissions. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and services in the automobile, truck and industrial technology sectors.


ZF and BMW enjoy a historic partnership at the highest stage, because nowhere else can ZF demonstrate the capacity of its components better than in motorsport. ZF cooperates with BMW in the road car range, but also develops customised racing clutches and shock absorbers for the DTM and the 24h race at the Nürburgring as Official Partner BMW Motorsport. The experience gained in racing is gladly used in research and development work for the automotive industry, providing many advantages for each and every BMW driver.

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Zollner

ZOLLNER

Founded in 1965 by Manfred Zollner as a one-man operation in a small community in Bavaria, the company has since developed into a group employing more than 10,850 workers in 18 international locations. Zollner Elektronik AG is a public company, which is 100% family-owned and has never forgotten its regional roots. With its expertise network in the field of mechatronics, the company strives to advance development and research in the region. Zollner has always shown that innovation and hi-tech go hand in hand with healthy growth and stable revenue. On a global scale, the EMS service provider is now one of the best in its field. The broad positioning in the industry makes the company a reliable partner, even in difficult times.


The complex diversity includes automotive technology, rail technology, industrial electronics, medical technology, aerospace and defense, measurement technology, office electronics and data technology, other consumer products and telecommunications. One particular focus of Zollner Elektronik AG is on quality – including labour, health and environmental management. Numerous certifications and awards confirm the high demands the company places in this field. As the leading company in a network of over 20 partners that developed and constructed the largest four-legged walking robot in the world, “Tradinno”, Zollner Elektronik AG pulled off a pioneering technical feat that even made it into the Guinness Book of Records.

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