November 14, 2012

Two-millionth Mini built at Oxford plant

"Production of the two-millionth Mini comes on the back of strong demand worldwide. Our recent announcement of an additional £500-million investment in our UK Mini production facilities demonstrates the important role that Oxford plays in our global production network.
The most essential factors in the success of Mini are the skills, passion and dedication of our associates," said Frank-Peter Arndt, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Production, in Oxford.

On the occasion of the British Prime Minister's visit to Plant Oxford, Arndt outlined the company's plans for its UK operations. The majority of the investment will be used for new production facilities for the next-generation Mini, and will play an important part in securing the long-term future of Plant Oxford and safeguarding jobs at the pressings plant in Swindon and the company's engine plant in Hams Hall near Birmingham. This takes the BMW Group's investment across all its UK operations to more than 1.5-billion pounds since 2000.

"It's a real privilege to drive this true British icon off the production line today. The 2-millionth Mini to be made here in Oxford is a fantastic symbol of the UK's strength in the global automotive industry and a great British manufacturing success story. Mini is not just a symbol of our industrial past, but also the great industrial future we want to build," declared Cameron.


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