Because the European subassemblies can not reach the factory, BMW will have to stop the production of some models in Japan and USA.
The Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, which partially disrupted the air traffic in Europe, strikes also the car manufacturers, BMW was first to report that they have problems because of that. Those from BMW will be forced to temporarily halt the production at its plant in Spartanburg, where Germans produce the new generation of BMW X5 and X6.
Mathias Schmidt, a spokesman for BMW USA, said that if the volcano will continue to spread volcanic ash and to interrupt the transatlantic flights, they have to implement a temporary stop in production. The cancellation of flights is affecting the supply process of subassemblies which includes some parts that come from Germany to USA. BMW is producing about 600 cars per day at its plant in Spartanburg.