BMW:BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt takes on new role.
Munich. After just short of ten years in the role of
BMW Group Motorsport Director, Jens Marquardt is taking on a new role
within the BMW Group. From 1st November 2020, Marquardt
will head the Pilot Plant for the prototype construction of production
models within the BMW Group. Roughly 700 employees work on up to six
vehicle projects at one time at the plant. Both the product and the
manufacturing process for series production are refined at the
interface between development and production, and are then transferred
to the production plants. Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M GmbH, will take
interim charge of BMW Group Motorsport. The works involvement in the
FIA Formula E World Championship and GT racing will continue.
Frank Weber, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG,
Development: “Jens Marquardt has been responsible for our involvement
in motorsport since 2011. During this time, we have achieved great
success: the DTM titles in 2012, 2014 and 2016, as well as various
overall and class victories at endurance classics like Daytona, Spa
and, most recently, the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. I would like
to thank Jens Marquardt and his entire team very much for that. Head
of the Pilot Plant for prototype construction is a fundamental role in
the development process. With the agile working method and his
motorsport experience, Jens Marquardt will provide new impetus there.”
Jens Marquardt, BMW Group Motorsport Director: “I will always have
emotional memories of the past ten years. I have experienced all the
highs and lows of motorsport with an exceptional team. The overall
victory at the Nürburgring 24-hour race was the icing on the cake at
the end of this exciting time. I am very grateful to BMW Group and the
whole motorsport family for all these memories. After 25 years in
motorsport, I am very much looking forward to a new challenge.”
The BMW Group
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.
In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and
more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 126,016 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.