In 2005/2006 at our plant in Banbury, we manufactured a highly integrated front-end module of great complexity together with our customer BMW Group which was delivered complete with bumper cover to their plant in Oxford.
Right from the very start, it was important to the customer that we could act quickly, flexibly and be close to the vehicle production site. Our Banbury plant fulfils all these requirements. Our on-site HBPO employees are proud of their product and really enjoy their work.
We still really love the MINI – even though we are only assembling the front-end module at the moment. Speed was the key, then as now. As soon as the call-off order is placed, assembly starts at our plant in Banbury in parallel to production at the customer’s plant. Everything is fine-tuned – the cogs all turn smoothly. Within one hour we are able to produce about 50 front-end modules for the MINI and deliver them just-in-sequence to the production line in Oxford.