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BMW to Seek Compensation From Bosch for Car-Production Stoppage

  • Production of models including bestselling 3-Series disrupted
  • BMW blames Bosch for missing supplies of steering gears

BMW AG will seek compensation from Robert Bosch GmbH after missing parts for models including the bestselling 3-Series sedan caused production stoppages in Germany, China and South Africa.

A lack of steering gears supplied by Bosch, the world’s largest car parts supplier, means there’s only limited vehicle production at various German plants, while factories in Tiexi, China, and Rosslyn, South Africa, have moved up or extended planned interruptions, BMW purchasing chief Markus Duesmann said Monday in an emailed statement.