Oxford MINI Plant Churns Out Milestone

 

Three million is an impressive number. When that is the number of MINIs built at MINI Plant Oxford, it’s even more impressive. Workers at MINI’s UK plant recently celebrated that achievement after nearly 16 years of production under the BMW Group.

The MINI

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A John Cooper Works Clubman was the lucky model to be selected as number 3,000,000. It highlights the first model to include MINI’s All4 drive system and updated JCW performance. It was configured in JCW Rebel Green with customary red sport stripes.

The Facility

Since 2001 when MINI began building cars at Oxford, production has grown from 300 cars per day to around 1000. The plant employees 4,500 workers, and exports nearly 80 percent of the MINIs it builds.

MINI Plant Oxford is one home of the current three and 5 door hardtop, and the Clubman.

Sister Plants

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In addition to Oxford’s success, Hams Hall produces the engine assemblies that are used at Oxford. A third facility in Swindon presses body components for the vehicles. All three locations work together to create each MINI produced in the UK.

Over $2 billion has been invested in the three plants since 2000.

The Milestone

This three millionth milestone sets a benchmark for UK production. Overall MINI produced its 3 millionth vehicle just over two years ago at the Oxford Plant. In addition to UK production MINIs built in Austria and the Netherlands. 

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Mike Bober has been involved in many aspects of the MINI Community, including working with multiple national series racing teams. He currently owns his first MINI, an R53 "Ramsey", a R60 Countryman "Lauda", and a F56 "Stanton". Previously owned was an R59 Roadster "Winnie". -- Along with many other major MINI events, Mike recently completed his second coast-to-coast MINI Takes The States event.

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