MINI sales both in the UK and internationally have been growing stronger over the last 15 years. In its first year almost 40,000 MINI vehicles were sold around the world. By 2015 this figure had risen to nearly 340,000. Three plants in the UK are involved in this production – Hams Hall near Birmingham produces engines, Swindon produces body and sub-assembly presses for MINI, and all this comes together in Oxford with bodywork, painting and final assembly.
The models currently being built at Oxford include MINI three- and five-door vehicles, the MINI Clubman and its first four-wheel drive model, as well as the high performance MINI John Cooper Works.
With a production of around 300 vehicles per day in 2001 up to approximately 1,000 vehicles being built today, the 4,500 Oxford employees generates a new MINI vehicle almost per minute. 80% of the MINI that are built in this plant are exported to more than 110 markets worldwide. Since MINI vehicles were first built in 2001, the MINI has proven to be very popular with customers around the world.