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BMW Sticks to Output Targets Despite Growing Supply-Chain Woes

  • Production chief says switching to alternative China harbors
  • Luxury-car leader shut factories on Ukraine supplier closures
A BMW i8 on the assembly line at the BMW factory in Leipzig, Germany.

A BMW i8 on the assembly line at the BMW factory in Leipzig, Germany.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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BMW AG’s production chief said the carmaker will meet its output targets for 2022 even as congestion at Chinese ports, closures in Ukraine and other supply-chain problems continue to weigh on sales.

Speaking in an interview, Milan Nedeljkovic said the world’s biggest luxury-car maker is switching to alternative Chinese ports and modes of transportation to deal with the disruptions caused by stringent coronavirus restrictions. He said BMW still expects to maintain output at roughly the same level as last year.