BMW invests £250m into UK factories
The latest announcement that BMW is to invest millions into its UK factories will come as great news for contractors working in the sector.
The car company will be investing £250 million into its manufacturing factories over the next three years, which will be used to increase the production of the Mini. This will provide more job opportunities for both permanent workers and contractors working in the field.
There are currently more than 5,000 workers in UK who are involved in the production of the mini, with more opportunities to come from this newest investment. BMW also made a separate £500 million investment announcement last June.
For freelancers working in the industry, the factories being invested in will be in Oxford, Birmingham and Swindon. BMW has said that the Oxford plant, which has produced more than two million Mini models since 2001, will remain “the home and heart” of the Mini and will provide specialist advice on establishing the new facility.
The company explained that the investment would help its ‘international growth strategy’ for the Mini as it introduced new models to the market and the investment showed its commitment to Britain ‘as a vital manufacturing base’.
BMW board member Harald Krueger said in a statement, “Over the last decade, Mini has become a unique global success and the BMW Group has even greater plans for the future development of the brand.
“This additional investment is great news for all our employees in the UK.”