Currently reading: Volcanic ash halts BMW plants
Shortage of parts prompts three-day factory shutdown
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21 April 2010

BMW is suspending production at three of its German factories due to a supply shortage caused by the volcanic ash cloud over Europe.

The plants affected are in Dingolfing, which produces 5- and 7-series vehicles, Munich, which assembles the 3-series, and Regensburg, where 1-series and Z4 models are produced.

The production shutdown, which is expected to last three days, has been caused by a shortage of interior and electronic parts which are normally delivered by air.

The production of around 7000 vehicles will be affected, but BMW says it doesn't expect customer deliveries to be disrupted.

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21 April 2010

So much for their so called efficient dynamics ;o)

21 April 2010

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So much for their so called efficient dynamics ;o)

[/quote]I was thinking the same and you beat me to it

21 April 2010

A legitimate reason for slowing production while sales catch up. Every cloud has a silver lining...

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