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BMW and Daimler collaborate to save costs

Joint purchasing of certain components is allowing BMW and Daimler to generate savings of more than 8%.

The two German prestige rivals are cooperating on parts purchasing for production.

BMW and Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz division are generating savings of 8% to 15% with their joint purchases, which include items such as tyres and electronic components, Herbert Diess, BMW’s purchasing chief, told journalists.

The number of parts being bought together is in the “double-digit” range, and would be limited to 5% of the roughly 10,000 components in the carmakers’ vehicles, he said.



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