Major milestone for MINI
MINI Plant Oxford is celebrating the three millionth unit to roll off the production line since 2001.
The plant was producing about 300 cars a day back in 2001, but that has risen to 1,000 now with a workforce of 4,500 delivering one new car every minute. About 80% of the cars are exported to more than 110 markets across the world.
Oliver Zipse, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Production, said, ‘It’s great to be back in Oxford to mark this fantastic MINI production milestone. Since we began building MINIs back in 2001 the car has proved to be hugely popular with customers right around the world. The passion and commitment that everyone here at the plant has for building a high-quality product is central to that success. The three millionth Oxford-built MINI is a remarkable achievement. Congratulations to everyone who has played their part in making this celebration possible.’
Frank Bachmann, managing director of Plant Oxford, said, ‘Hitting this milestone is a fantastic achievement for everyone on the team here at Oxford. Building the volume of high-quality cars that we have over the past 15 years is something everyone working here can be very proud of.’