Audi, based in Germany, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality premium cars. The company is globally-orientated with production facilities and importers in more than 100 countries worldwide.
In 2006, the company sold 905.188 cars and posted its eleventh year of consecutive growth. Audi continued with a firework of new models in 2007. The market introductions started with the new Audi TT the Audi R8 and the Audi A5. Audi plans to sell around one million cars per year by 2008 and 1.5 million cars per year by 2015.
BMW Group is a global manufacturer of premium class automobiles and motorcycles, covering the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. With its headquarters in Munich, the BMW Group runs six plants in Germany and major production sites in Austria, South Africa, USA, Great Britain and China. The Group has a headcount of approximately 107.000 employees world-wide, who manufactured and distributed 1.374 Million automobiles and more than 104.000 motor cycles in 2006. Overall revenues amounted to 49 billion EUR, or 66 billion US $ respectively.
Daimler can look back on a tradition that stretches back over more than a hundred years and is marked by the pioneering achievements of automotive engineering. Today, the company is a leading supplier of premium passenger cars as well as the world`s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles. With its strong brands and its comprehensive portfolio of automobiles from compact cars to heavy-duty engine trucks which are completed by tailor-made services along the automotive value chain, Daimler is active in nearly all countries in the world.
Evonik Industries AG is the creative industrial group which operates in three highly profitable, promising business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is aglobal leader in speciality chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continous self-renewal and reliability.
Evonik Industries is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2006 around 43.000 employees generated sales of 14.8 EUR and operating profit (EBIT) of over 1.2 billion EUR. Evonik plans to enter the capital market in the first half of 2008.
The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 50,000 employees, SGS operates a network of almost 1,000 offices around the world.
To minimize the customers' risk, SGS Automotive Services offers manufacturers, suppliers and for the automotive aftermarket an unique spectrum of quality system and product-related services along the entire value chain - from research to the end product, from the production line to the showroom.
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TÜV SÜD creates increased safety and added economic value. As process partners with comprehensive industry knowledge, our 13.000 employees provide early consultation and continuous guidance, thus achieving the optimization of technology, systems and expertise. In this manner we strengthen the competitive strength of our customers throughout the world.
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ZF is a Leading Worldwide Automotive Supplier for Driveline and Chassis Technology.
ZF develops and produces products serving the mobility of human beings and goods. Innovations in Driveline and Chassis Technology provide increased driving dynamics, safety, comfort, and economy as well as lower fuelconsumption and emissions in the vehicles of the customers: By land, by sea, and in the air.
ZF's main priority is to meet its customers' needs by usingleading technology, quality, and service; this is the key to strengthening the international market position. In addition to the benefits of component expertise, the customerprofits from the Group's system know-how.
Connexis partners with vehicle manufacturers to develop and deliver superior, costeffective telematics services. The Connexis solution combines an improved business model, flexible technology, and an innovative approach to service delivery. Connexis is a Ygomi company. With 1600 employees worldwide, Ygomi provides Global 1000 companies with innovative solutions in wireless signal processing, distributed call centers, software, and information services.