Parts short­age slows BMW out­put

New Straits Times - - Business -

FRANK­FURT: BMW said a short­age of steer­ing gears sup­plied by Robert Bosch slowed pro­duc­tion of its 1 se­ries, 2 se­ries, 3 se­ries and 4 se­ries BMW mod­els and caused stop­pages at its plants in South Africa and China. “Our sup­plier Bosch is not cur­rently able to pro­vide us with a suf­fi­cient num­ber of steer­ing gears for the BMW 1 Se­ries, 2 Se­ries, 3 Se­ries and 4 Se­ries,” said BMW yes­ter­day. BMW plants in Tiexi, China and Ross­lyn, South Africa have ex­tended or pulled for­ward planned in­ter­rup­tions to out­put, said the car­maker.

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