About MINI Plant, Oxford
MINI Plant Oxford, located in Cowley, is a car assembly facility where all the parts are assembled to make road-ready MINI models.
An Oxford landmark with 100 years of automotive manufacturing history, more than 3 million cars have been produced there since the production of the new MINI began in 2001.
The Oxford plant is the heart of the MINI manufacturing network and a state-of-the-art automotive production technology centre, building over 1,000 cars daily, including the MINI Electric.
It’s the largest and oldest of the three MINI plants in the UK, including Plant Swindon, where the body panels and some assemblies are made, and Plant Hams Hall, which produces petrol engines.
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Over 11,500 solar panels spread across an area of 20,000 square meters supply the facility with renewable energy.
After a dismantling process, the parts of the MINI body are sorted and shredded. There is a recycling and recovery rate of up to 95%.
The plant is part of the BMW Group, and as many as 4,500 employees work here to assemble the British cult car.