BMW CHINA SERVICES – SHANGHAI (EASTERN REGION).
In Shanghai, BMW China Services Co. Ltd comprises five functions focusing on future mobility trends and innovative design: SKYLAB, Technology Office China, Styling and Technical Convergence Team and Designworks.
The regional Shanghai offices are located in the state-of-the-art Shanghai Arch in the city’s Changning District. With offices on the 17th floor, the BMW associates have a magnificent view over the city as well as a wide assortment of office spaces, retail, dining and entertainment options available.
Life in Shanghai.
Shanghai, also called the Pearl of the Orient or Paris of the East, is renowned as the biggest city in the world with a population of more than 24 million people. This melting pot of cultures is a very safe city to live and travel in and Shanghai residents enjoy the highest life expectancy in the world.
Shanghai is popularly perceived as the birthplace of China’s modern technology – the first motorcar, the first train tracks and China’s first modern sewers were all found here. Today it’s home to some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers and has the largest number of art deco buildings of any city in China – a result of the construction boom in the 1920s and 1930s. The city’s famous buildings include the historical City God Temple, Hamilton House and Park Hotel from the art deco era and the 632 metre high Shanghai Tower from 2013. The gorgeous tree-lined streets in the French Concession, boast small boutiques and cafés, while Chinese and European building styles dating back to the colonial era converge with the city’s skyscrapers.
Whether you want streetfood, Michelin starred meals or fast-food – Shanghai showcases China’s best and most distinctive cuisines. Influenced by the city’s proximity to the river, the region abounds with selections of freshwater fish and shellfish. Western food is also well represented here, where the meals on offer reflect the area’s changing climate as a result of its four distinct seasons.
Shanghai also has a number of urban oases where inhabitants can kick back for a moment and relax. The Zongshan Park is full of kite flyers, badminton players and locals practice tai chi in its winding avenues – here everyone can join in. Gongqing Forest Park lies just outside the city, offering expanded forests and grass areas. Sandy beaches are also easy to reach from Shanghai’s city centre. The newly opened Fengxian beach is situated less than an hour away, and right in the heart of the city’s colonial-era district lays the Bund, a stretch of sand with a unique view of the Pudong Skyline.
BMW China Services Co. Ltd. is located in Sinar Mas Plaza in Hongkou District and covers over 5,000 m2 and features an open and flexible working environment that inspires employees and improves cooperation.
BMW China Services in Shanghai operates its business via SKYLAB, Digital Products & Services and Digitalization Customer Interface, Technology Office China, Styling and Technical Convergence Team and Designworks. As one of three BMW global software development centres, with the others located in Munich, SKYLAB is responsible for the development of advances in driver assistant systems, mobile phone solutions, mobility solutions and overall user interface design and implementation. The team is constantly working on improving and developing solutions to meet the needs in the fast paced Asian market.
The R&D team is made up of around 200 technical specialists and designers.
The Shanghai office is the regional office for two legal BMW entities: BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd. which is responsible for all national sales, marketing and aftersales activities and BMW China Automotive Finance (China) Co.,Ltd. that offers financial products as well as customer-oriented services.
The regional Shanghai office is based in the state-of-the-art Shanghai Arch, a 29-story signature office building, also known as “the Gate”. This elegant building is located in the Hongqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone of Changning District, and offers a wide assortment of office spaces, retail, dining and entertainment options. With offices on the 17th floor, BMW associates have a magnificent view over the city. The Hongqiao Development zone has become an emerging business district integrating the functions of recreational and commercial use. Nearby there are amenities such as the 5-star Sheraton Hotel, Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel, a shopping complex, the Shanghai Mart, various restaurants and banks. Commuting is also convenient as the Metro Line 2 at Loushanguan Road Station and Line 10 at Yili Road Station are within walking distance from the Shanghai Arch, and Hongqiao International Airport can be reached within 20 minutes in car.