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Brand Audit Report Name of Author Author’s Affiliation Author Note Author note with more information about affiliation, research grants, conflict of interest and how to contact Brand Audit REPORT for BMW Brand Inventory: Background of the brand: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) was an international company which placed an important role in the luxury part of the U.S.
The origins of BMW trace back to 1913 when a Bavarian named Karl Rapp started an aircraft-engine shop in Munich called Rapp Motoren Werke. The company focused in airplane engines though Rapp reported that at the beginning stages it was quite difficult and they suffered from extreme vibration. In 1917 Rapp resigned from the industry and it was then guided by an Austrian engineer Franz-Josef Popp, who altered its name to Bayerische Motoren Werke. That same year, the chief engineer Max Friz also planned the industry’s first aircraft engine, the six-cylinder Type III, which was formed due to the strong demand for the engines of BMW. When the1919 agreement of Versailles had forbidden any German companies from making aircraft engines, BMW then switched to creating air brakes for the railway cars. In 1923 Friz developed the industry’s first motorcycle, the R32, a model that held globally as speedy proceedings for all motorcycles throughout the 1930’s. In 1928 the industry entered into the automobile field by obtaining Fahrzeugwerke Eisenach, a creator of small time based cars in Eisenach, Germany. “In the 1930s BMW began producing a line of larger touring cars and sports cars, introducing its highly successful model-the 328 sports car-in 1936” (Military Motorcycles, Part 2: WWII and BMW, 2012). ...
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