In an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, BMW’s recently-appointed head of purchasing indicated that the automaker intends to expand its component purchasing arrangement with rival Daimler.
While Markus Duesmann did not provide specifics of the plans or any word of potential cost savings, he said that the cooperation in this area had not been “fully exploited” and that the two manufacturers were involved in discussions.
Stuggart-based Daimler and Munich-based BMW began jointly purchasing parts such as seat frames and tires in 2008.
During the interview, Duesmann also said that BMW was considering options to secure software for the next generation of its electric and self-driven vehicles as well as considering additional suppliers for its batteries.
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