MINI's Oxford Plant Celebrates 100 Years of Production [Video]
The Centenary event was inaugurated by UK's Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and BMW's Board of Management member Harald Krueger, with the ceremony in Oxford gathering several Bavarian-based company representatives.
"The Government is working closely with the automotive industry so that it continues to compete and thrive in the global race and the success of MINI around the world stands as a fine example of British manufacturing at its best. The substantial contribution which the Oxford plant has made to the local area and the British economy over the last 100 years is something we should be proud of", said Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Oxford facility started delivering cars in 1913 and has manufactured no less than 11.65 million vehicles so far. The plant had almost 500,000 employees in 100 years and can now build 4,500 MINIs per week.