TOKYO — BMW AG, the third-leading importer in Japan, will merge its BMW Japan Corp. and Rover Japan Ltd. operations this month, BMW Japan Chairman Manfred Ermlich announces here at last month's auto show. Last May, Rover Japan moved its operations to the BMW Japan headquarters in Makuhari. But the two continued to operate as distinct units. The new entity will have three separate sales directors, one each for BMW, Rover/MG/Mini and Land Rover. There will also be unique brand management ...

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