Body In White.
There are 1,000 robots in the bodyshop, meaning that body shell production is almost completely automated. This means that between 5,000 and 6,000 welding points can be applied to each new body precisely and quickly. In some cases, up to eight robots work on one body simultaneously.
In order to check the robots’ accuracy, small Perceptron laser cameras inspect their work at key points of the build. Every single MINI is checked by Perceptron measuring stations, which form part of the production line. Any deviation from the correct alignment and build - accurate to half the width of a human hair - can be identified and adjusted without interrupting the flow.