Lack of supply parts have caused an interruption in BMW South Africa’s food chain, and it’s all due to an irregularity in the delivery of particular car parts…
It looks like Germany and China is not the only ones affected by BMW’s supply shortage, but South Africa too.
At the German brand’s conference in Munich, BMW AG announced its plans to halt production in Germany, China and South Africa from the 29th May 2017, due to a scuffle in shortage of steering parts.
According to Bloomberg, the first quarter of the year saw BMW’s profits drop as a result of an aging production lineup, which led the brand to offer incentives on sales.
What’s BMW’s plan?
Production at the BMW Group Plant Rosslyn in Pretoria will apparently “stop for a day”, due to the issue. On the Northern Hemisphere, BMW’s production plant in Liepzig, Germany, has been closed since Friday; while it was reported on Sunday that back in the brand’s hometown, Munich, a plant was affected as an Italian vehicle-parts supplier has been unable to dispatch the requested parts.
BMW spokesperson, Michael Rebstock, told Bloomberg that production of the 1-Series, 2-Series, 3-Series and 4-Series would be affected. With the stoppage being caused by a supply shortage, Rebstock added to the publication that it cannot be said “when the production halts will be over,” however ensuring that “a task force is working constantly to solve the issue”.
At the Shenyang plant in the city of China, brakes on production of the BMW 3-Series and 5-Series sedans will be felt.
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