January 24, 2018 Press reports

Arvato rolls out the "Audi VR experience" on international scale

Gütersloh – As a rollout partner for Audi's digital retail concept, Arvato SCM Solutions has successfully launched the "Audi VR experience" at select car dealerships in Germany, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Great Britain, Spain and Canada. Other countries are to follow suit. Arvato is handling both the physical and digital supply chain management, with services ranging from purchasing, warehousing and distribution of virtual reality glasses to key-user training courses, IT operation and support.

The "Audi VR experience” brings a fully functional virtual reality application for customer service in car dealerships to market. This means that car buyers can experience any vehicle model configured according to their wishes in virtually real 3D during the sales talk – including lighting and sound effects that impressively round off the visual experience. Each vehicle in the entire range can be fully configured with the "Audi VR experience".

The virtual reality application is part of the digital retail concept for Audi's retail partners, which aims to expand the strengths of brick-and-mortar retailing with innovative technologies. All hardware modules will be rolled out by the Corporate Information Management division of Arvato SCM Solutions. As part of the comprehensive digitization campaign, a total of around 700 dealer modules were distributed by the end of 2017, roughly 200 of which went to Germany.

 

About Arvato SCM Solutions

Arvato SCM Solutions is an innovative and international leading service provider in the field of supply chain management and e-commerce. Partners come together with industry specialists in the fields of Automotive, Bank, Insurance, Consumer Products, Healthcare, Hightech, Entertainment, Publishing and Telecommunication. More than 14,000 employees work together to provide practical and relevant solutions and services worldwide. Using the latest digital technology, Arvato develops, operates and optimizes complex global supply chains and e-commerce platforms, as the strategic growth partner for its customers. Arvato SCM combines the know-how of its employees with the right technology and appropriate business processes to measurably increase the productivity and performance of its partners.

Arvato SCM Solutions is part of Arvato, a leading international service provider. Approximately 70.000 Arvato employees in more than 40 countries design and produce innovative solutions for business customers from all over the world, covering a wide range of business processes along integrated service chains. These include financial, CRM, SCM and IT solutions, as well as digital marketing services. Arvato is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann.

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