Apple's Tim Cook extends European tour to Germany, third French store & more

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Apparently embarking on a broader European expedition, Apple CEO Tim Cook made his way to Germany on Tuesday, after having also visited a third retail store in France.

The executive's first German stop was with an Apple supplier, Dula, in the city of Vreden, according to a Twitter post. Rather than working on electronics components, Dula crafts fittings and furniture used in Apple's stores.

Cook took a tour of the Dula factory, but as is common for the CEO, didn't say whether he was engaged in any business talks.

Bewundernswerte, auflergew^hnliche Handwerkskunst bei unserem Zulieferer Dula heute Morgen in Vreden ????. Vielen Dank f?r die Tour!

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook)

Before arriving in Germany, Cook stopped by the March? Saint-Germain Apple store in Paris, where he met with some young iOS developers. The outlet is still extremely new, having only launched on Dec. 3.

Impressed by the creativity of young iOS developers @marbotic @PDolbeau @Logg_Apps today at Apple March? Saint-Germain!

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook)

Separately Cook mentioned meeting with "JR," an artist with various international projects on his resume, such as photographs of athletes installed on scaffolds around Rio de Janeiro for last year's Summer Olympics.

Yes, art can change the world. The amazing, incomparable @JRart.

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook)

Cook has been in Europe since the weekend, visiting stores in Paris and Marseilles, as well as people like fashion designer Julien Fourni?. He also sat down for a Le Figaro interview, teasing the likelihood of another Parisian store on the Champs-...lys?es. The CEO is due to be in Scotland on Wednesday to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.


  • Reply 1 of 5
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,934member
    At least Tim isn't an Office person, meaning at least he doesn't just stay in his office. He gets out all over the world, checks things out. Gets the feeling of employees, customers, etc. I think if you just sit in offices and conference rooms all day you lose the feeling of the people from your employees to your customers. Plus, if you take the time to fly across the world and visit your employees to get their input and tell them how good of a job you're doing that goes pretty far with people (or at least it should). How may other CEO's and Retail VP's do this for their retail stores? I bet a lot of them are sitting at headquarters trying to figure out how to keep the company alive. 
    edited February 2017 watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 5
    sog35 said:
    Tim Cook's world domination tour continues.

    Truly the best CEO on the planet. GOAT.
    Until Apple's stock drops again (which it will) and then you'll be ranting about all the things Apple should be doing that it's not and how Cook needs to go blah blah blah.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    irelandireland Posts: 17,660member
    Some of the friendliest people you will ever meet, Germans.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    irelandireland Posts: 17,660member
    I was about to reply and then realised.... no
    edited February 2017
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