The Hams Hall plant, located just outside Birmingham, in the UK, produces the latest generation of three and four cylinder petrol engines. Production also includes the machining of key engine components.

First opened in 2001, more than 1,000 people work at the plant, including a number of apprentices, students and graduates.

Producing seven days a week, a finished engine leaves the production line every minute, and more than 1.4 million components are machined at the plant each year.

The plant plays a key role in BMW Group’s global production network, producing for vehicles sold around the world, including MINI and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.