Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), German manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and aircraft engines. Located in Munich, Germany, the company is a leading avtoeksporterom Europe. History of the company dates from 1913, while on the Bavarian named Karl Rapp was the founder of shops for the sale of aircraft engines in Munich under the title Rapp Motoren Werke. In 1917 Rapp resigned and the company, headed by Austrian engineer Franz-Josef Popp, changed its name to Bayerische Motoren Werke. In the same year principal engineer Max Friz designed the master-cylinder aircraft engine company Bayerische Motoren Werke, who also produced a huge demand for engines BMW. When in 1919 the Versailles agreement prevented German companies producing aircraft, as well as aircraft engines, BMW, switched to the creation of air brakes for railroad cars. In 1923 we launched the first motorcycle brand R32. The model holds the world record speed of motorcycle Throughout the 1930's.
In the 1928th firm entered the automobile business by acquiring a factory Fahrzeugwerke, manufacturer of small cars, located in Eisenach, Germany. In the 1930s BMW began producing a line of impressive tourist cars and sports cars. After the end of the Second World War in 1945, Allied forces dismantled the main factory of the company. BMW has focused on the production of relatively inexpensive motorcycle to the German market in 1948. In 1990 BMW formed a joint idea with Rolls-Royce PLC, for the production of jet aircraft engines.
Currently, BMW, start with a small aircraft engine plant manufactures its products in five factories in Germany and Twenty-two subsidiaries, scattered almost all over the world. This is one of the few automobile companies, which does not use robots in its factories. The entire assembly on the conveyor by hand. At the exit remains – only a computer diagnosis of the main parameters of the vehicle.