According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components.
“It’s not been fully exploited; there are regular talks and we are discussing jointly purchasing more components,” new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann.
Duesmann did not give details of the plans or the possible savings that were being targeted.
First cooperation between the brands started in 20008 and included components like tires and seat frames.
Duesmann also said BMW would have to alter its procurement to buy more software in the next few years to meet the trend for electric cars and autonomous driving. Battery packs are also on the table.
“We are in talks with all the major manufacturers and will make a decision for each model generation,” he said.[Source: AutoNews]