BMW Group celebrates successful new beginning 50 years ago

Restructuring plan accepted on 30 November 1960
Herbert Quandt secured the company’s future
Munich. The BMW Group is celebrating its independence and the company’s continued success since its restructuring plan was accepted on 30 November, 1960 with a special ceremony at the Theresienhöhe in Munich on 30 November 2010. “Herbert Quandt’s business instinct and his ability to make courageous decisions at that time set a new course for our company and secured BMW’s ability to control its own future,” said Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG, Prof. Dr. Ing. Joachim Milberg, before the ceremony in Munich.
After rejecting Daimler-Benz’s takeover bid for BMW in 1959 and adopting the rescue plan in November 1960, BMW went on …

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Bell Helicopter Improves Collaboration and Time-to-Market with Dassault Systèmes V6 PLM Platform

Aerospace Manufacturer Utilizes Dassault Systèmes ENOVIA, CATIA, DELMIA, 3DVIA and SIMULIA
Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, is using its V6 PLM platform to improve collaboration and decrease the amount of time it takes to bring a new helicopter to market.  As part of an effort to improve business processes and update systems across the company, Bell Helicopter is leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ full range of brands, including ENOVIA V6, CATIA V6, DELMIA V6, 3DVIA V6, and SIMULIA V6. 
Through its Business Systems Modernization project, Bell Helicopter is consolidating its technology systems and upgrading outdated software in order …

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The new Coupé from Mercedes-Benz wins the “Golden Steering Wheel 2010″ award

More than a quarter of a million readers and a top-class jury comprising 40 automotive experts and prominent figures have voted the new Mercedes-Benz CLS the best new product in the executive and luxury class segment.
As a result, “Bild am Sonntag”, “Auto Bild” and 26 associated European publications have awarded the new four-door coupé model the “Golden Steering Wheel” – one of the most important automotive awards in Europe. This coveted award was officially presented to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars, in Berlin yesterday evening.
Ten new products in the executive and luxury class were put to the extensive reader vote for the “Golden Steering Wheel”, which was announced …

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U.S. Army Combined Arms Center Implements Exalead Cloudview to Access Critical Military Information

Next generation search-based technology gives instant access to all relevant data in Sharepoint
Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced that its subsidiary Exalead, a global leader of information access solutions and search-based applications, has been selected by the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC) to speed access to critical military information. The CAC -Fort Leavenworth, Kansas- is using Exalead CloudView as their primary search engine for information and documents in Microsoft SharePoint.
This announcement is another illustration of the continuous commitment of Exalead to the government sector, where 100% accurate, comprehensive, secure and instant access to huge volume of both structured and non structured information is required. Exalead Cloudview solution is the only open search-based …

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“Cleaner & Better Energy”: E.ON defines new strategic focus

- Focus on competitive markets in Europe and growth outside Europe
- Business outside Europe to deliver 25 percent of total earnings by 2015
- €15 billion in divestments by year-end 2013
- Further €600 million through efficiency enhancements and performance culture by 2013
- Less capital, more value
- Dividend of €1.50 per share anticipated for 2010 financial year, at least €1.30 for 2011 and 2012
E.ON will focus in the future on competitive businesses in Europe and enhance its efforts to leverage synergies across its businesses and business areas in Europe’s converging energy markets. E.ON is systematically implementing its new-build projects in Russia and will further expand its renewables capacity in North America. In addition, E.ON intends to leverage …

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CLS Shooting Brake will be built in the Mercedes-Benz Plant Sindelfingen

The CLS Shooting Brake will go into serial production: As of 2012, the sporty four-door Coupé with sloping tail end based on the CLS will roll-off the assembly line in the Mercedes-Benz Plant Sindelfingen.
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board Daimler AG and H ead of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “In 2004, Mercedes-Benz established a new vehicle segment with the four-door Coupé CLS and created a design icon. 170,000 customers around the globe show how enthusiastic this car has been received by the market. The decision to build the CLS Shooting Brake underscores the leading role of Mercedes-Benz in regards of innovative passenger car concepts and design – and
that is exactly what the customers expect from us.”
Sindelfingen, …

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