Today celebrates 15 years since the first new MINI rolled off the Oxford production line on April 26th 2001.
The BMW group acquired the plant in 1994 and relaunched the MINI brand in 2001 with the new MINI hatch.
Since then more than 2.5 million MINIs have been made at the plant in Oxford.
Frank Bachmann, Managing Director of MINI Plant Oxford, said:
“MINI is an iconic British brand that has made a remarkable journey over the past 15 years. In that time we’ve more than doubled our capacity and gone from producing just one model to an entire range of MINIs that have proved hugely popular with customers around the world. Making 1,000 high-quality cars to individual order each day is a huge challenge but we succeed in doing so because of the passion and expertise of our workforce. Today, we celebrate what’s been achieved so far and look forward to an even brighter future here in Oxford – the heart of MINI production.”
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