Star Tech’s Visit to the MINI Plant, Oxford
Grant, our BMW technician, recently visited the MINI plant in Oxford to top up his knowledge of the cars and learn about the latest models off the production line. Here is what Grant said about his trip:
At Star Tech, we pride ourselves on having expert knowledge of the vehicles that come into our service centre. My passion is BMW and MINI so, recently, I leapt at the chance to visit the MINI Plant Oxford with its 100 years of automotive history.
Show me a MINI engine and I can take it apart, put it back together and fix anything that needs fixing! However, what I didn’t know, and what I found fascinating, was the story behind these iconic vehicles and the mind-boggling statistics of its production. Now, I know pretty much everything there is to know MINI’s!
For instance, a MINI is driven off the production line every 60 seconds; 1200 different robots build and assist in the assembly of the vehicles; this very British car is shipped to more than 110 countries around the world; and since the new MINI started in 2001, almost 3 million have been made at Plant Oxford!
I’ve always loved this small car. It’s versatile, agile and robust. Its instantly recognisable design has made it a part of our cultural and social history since the very first one rolled off the production line some 60 years ago. And who can forget its starring role in the classic film The Italian Job? However, following my tour of the MINI factory, I have even greater respect for this incredible little car. It may be small, but its reputation is mighty! If you own one of these remarkable vehicles, you probably feel the same way.
So, if you want to keep your MINI looking good and running as well as the day it left the factory, bring it to us here at Star Tech. We are MINI specialists in Poole, staffed by dealer-trained technicians who will give your car the service it needs and return it to you sparkling clean too! No one looks after a MINI better than us – just give us a call on 01202 694758 to book yours in or click here to book online.