Like all the recent bad news weren’t enough, today workers at the BMW-owned factories in Oxford and Swindon have been told the around Christmas time, the factory will be closing for four weeks.
There will be 4,700 workers affected at the Mini factory in Oxford, while BMW’s Hams Hall plant, which employs about 1,000 people, will shutdown for for a month also.
Even though for October MINI posted a 56.4% gain to 5,272 cars in the U.S, the Mini sales in the UK during October were down 40% compared with a year ago.
Tough time for everyone in the auto industry and the bad news seem to be coming out weekly now. Just a few days ago, the bimmer fans were disappointed by BMW’s decision to cancel the CS Project.