BMW has restarted production in Egypt following an easing in the political situation that saw the army deployed on the streets of Cairo.
The German automaker stopped manufacturing on 30 January, but resumed work yesterday (6 February).
BMW operates in Egypt through subsidiary Bavarian Auto Manufacturing Company (BAMC) to produce 3, 5 and 7 Series models as well as X3 and X1 vehicles with a total – including imports – of some 3,200 units sold last year.
“Everything is working as normal or as normal as can be,” a BMW spokesman in Munich told just-auto. “Total production is not that high [at] 1,860 [cars] per year.
“It is a contractor so they should be up and running…we have no contrary for the moment.
BAMC was BMW’s original importer to Egypt before becoming its local assembly partner in Cairo’s 6 October industrial zone. Total assembly and imports amount to 3,000 BMWs and 200 Minis.
General Motors also has an Egyptian operation, but was not immediately available for comment.