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Visit to the BMW MINI plant factory, Oxford

  • Social
  • Oxford
  • 24 October 2018
  • 12:00 - 15:00
Visit to the BMW MINI plant factory, Oxford

About this event

Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day, off to meet new owners in more than 110 countries around the world.

Three UK plants have had a part to play in MINI production – Plant Hams Hall makes engines, Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and all this comes together at Plant Oxford with body shell production, paint and final assembly.

Since production of the new MINI started in 2001, almost 3 million cars have been made at Plant Oxford. But the plant’s heritage goes back much further than that – it is a site with 100 years of automotive manufacturing history, which has become a landmark in the “city of dreaming spires”.

Gain insight into the automotive production during a guided plant tour. Experience the production of MINIs, from the welding of steel parts into car bodies to the individual interior equipment in the assembly.

We have only 15 places available for this visit, at a cost of £15 per person and pre-booking and pre-payment are required.  Please also note that the plant cannot accommodate wheelchair users or visitors with heart pacemakers.  The distance covered is up to 3.5kms and you are advised to wear comfortable and closed shoes.  The start time of 12.30 cannot be changed to accommodate late arrivals as the tour is linked with production cycles.

If you would like to join the group for a post tour lunch (or snack), this will be taken at the Beefeater Longwall Restaurant at approximately 15.30 (Note this will be at your own cost).  If you wish to be there, please advise anne.qualters@ice.org.uk once you’ve booked so we can advise the venue of numbers.

Event venue

MINI Plant Oxford
Eastern Bypass Road
Oxford OX4 6NL
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Anne Qualters

e: anne.qualters@ice.org.uk