The growth of BMW Group’s UK operations has been significant. MINI Plant Oxford, the heart of MINI production, began producing MINIs in 2001 and has now produced over two million. BMW Plant Hams Hall started producing 4-cylinder petrol engines in 2001. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited began manufacturing vehicles at its Goodwood plant in 2003. MINI Plant Swindon has been the main supplier of MINI body panels since 2005.
In addition to our manufacturing sites, BMW Group also has a UK Sales and Marketing subsidiary in Bracknell with a Vehicle Distribution Centre in Thorne, near Doncaster. In 2011, BMW Group UK Ltd. reported sales of 116, 642 BMW and 50,138 MINI vehicles, representing an 8.59 per cent share of the total UK car market.