2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
The production lines at BMW and the Opel plant have been switched on again. The bottlenecks caused by the volcanic ash cloud no longer exist.
After a three-day forced break as a result of the volcanic ash cloud, the production lines at BMW have been running again since Friday. Production started with the early shift as planned, said a company spokesman in Munich. The Europe-wide flight bans due to the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland had slowed down the delivery of electronic components so that the car manufacturer had to stop production on Tuesday for the late shift, first in Dingolfing, and later in Munich and Regensburg. In total, BMW had to postpone the completion of around 7,000 vehicles. The company now wants to catch up as quickly as possible.
Beginning with the late shift
At Opel, too, production was resumed at the main Rüsselsheim plant. Here, however, only the late shift came into play. Previously, the belts had stood still because of missing electrical parts since the morning shift on Thursday. The material from Mexico did not arrive on time because the ash cloud over Europe had stopped air traffic for days and thus caused delivery bottlenecks. According to the information, about 1200 Insignia could not be built because of the production stop.
The other Opel locations in Bochum, Eisenach and Kaiserslautern were not affected by the delivery bottlenecks. The production downtime should be made up for in extra shifts as soon as possible.
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