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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
Type Aktiengesellschaft
Traded as BMW
Industry Automotive
Predecessor Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG (BFW)[1]
Founded 21 July 1917
Founder(s) Franz Josef Popp
Headquarters Munich, Germany
Area served Worldwide
Key people Norbert Reithofer (CEO), Joachim Milberg (Chairman of the supervisory board)
Products Automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles
Revenue €60.48 billion (2010)[2]
Operating income €5.094 billion (2010)[2]
Profit €3.218 billion (2010)[2]
Total assets €108.87 billion (end 2010)[2]
Total equity €23.10 billion (end 2010)[2]
Employees 95,450 (end 2010)[2]
Subsidiaries Rolls-Royce
Husqvarna Motorcycles

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) (Bavarian Motor Works) is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1917. It also owns and produces the Mini marque, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna Motorcycles brands. In 2010, the BMW group produced 1,481,253 automobiles and 112,271 motorcycles across all its brands.

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  1. [Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG' (BFW) "When was BMW founded?"]. BMW Education. BMW. Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG' (BFW). Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Annual Report 2010" (PDF). BMW Group. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
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