Friday 29 May 2020

BMW may shift all Mini production to Limburg in case of no-deal Brexit

Minis being assembled in Born. Photo: Roger Dohmen via HH

The VDL Nedcar car plant in Born, Limburg, is not commenting on reports that BMW could shift all its Mini production to the Netherlands in the event of a hard Brexit, the Telegraaf said on Wednesday.

A spokesman told the paper that he could not comment on BMW’s position because of the uncertainties surrounding any move.

However, the Telegraaf said, the family-owned firm have bought a 38 hectare site in Limburg which it plans to use to expand production in Born.

BMW’s corporate communications director Graham Biggs told the Oxford Mail on Tuesday that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, ‘some or all of the production of the Mini could be moved to Holland where we have a plant.’

‘We need frictionless trade and a no-deal Brexit will not give us that from what we can see,’ he said.

VDL Nedcar is the only independent car manufacturer in the Netherlands and has been building four models for BMW since mid 2014.

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