MINI Production.

  • There are more than 4,000 associates currently employed at Plant Oxford.
  • Plant Swindon has around 800 associates.
  • BMW Plant Hams Hall plant also has around 800 associates.
  • Between 2012 and 2015 BMW Group will have invested a further £750 million in its Oxford, Swindon and Hams Hall plants taking investment in UK production to £1,75 billion since 2000.
  • The MINI paint facility was the UK's second biggest construction project (after the Millennium Dome) and cost £80 million.
  • There are approximately 3,600 components in a new MINI Hatch.
  • There are approximately 4000 different parts supplied to Plant Oxford for the production of the MINI.
  • More than 1,000 robots apply between 4,000 and 6,000 spot welds to create the new MINI bodyshell.
  • The total area of the paintshop is 38,430 square metres.
  • Taking MINIs by train saves more than 1.4 million lorry miles per year.
  • More than 200 checks are carried out in assembly to ensure the correct parts are fitted and quality is as high as possible.