Life in Dublin.
Dublin, Ireland’s largest city and vibrant capital, can trace its origins back more than 1,000 years to its founding as a Viking settlement. Today this historic city is inhabited by more than 1.2 million people.
Picked out by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as one of the top 30 cities in the world based on its international connectedness, Dublin has a huge amount to offer culturally, aesthetically and professionally. Home to the headquarters of a number of international firms - including a list of major US tech firms - Dublin has established itself as a key location for multinationals.
For those with a passion for culture, the city also has a strong appeal. It’s one of the world’s most famous literary cities: authors as diverse as James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde all hail from Dublin. In addition, the city has a strong theatre scene and has also played host in recent years to a thriving contemporary art scene, with galleries focusing on innovative, challenging and engaging contemporary visual art.
The many architectural and historical points of interest, including Dublin Castle (1204), the Spire of Dublin and Guinness Storehouse, converge with new examples of internationally-celebrated architecture, such as the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Samuel Beckett Bridge. Dublin also has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city, with 97% of city residents living within 300 metres of a park area.
Dublin is a vibrant cosmopolitan centre with a lively nightlife and a variety of cultural events to enjoy, and with over 15% of the residents born outside the country, and an estimated 50% being younger than 25, this capital is not only ethnically diverse but also among Europe’s most youthful cities.
BMW Ireland was established in 2003 as a national sales company. The entity is home to all employees who work to handle the sales and marketing for BMW products, as well as financial and leasing solutions to customers that wish to own or hire a BMW or MINI.
BMW Ireland and BMW Financial Services Ireland Limited, located in green surroundings next to Santry Park in Santry Demense, are just a 20-minute drive from central Dublin and a 10-minute drive from Dublin International Airport.
There is currently a strong retail network with 14 BMW and 9 MINI centres across Ireland, as well as two BMWi Agents, one in Dublin and one in Cork. In 2015 all the retail centres have undergone an extensive refurbishment and now offer world class facilities, including aftersales centres, which are an award winning premium service for BMW customers.
Driven by passion.
At BMW Financial Services we are united by our passion for enabling people to know sheer driving pleasure. This is what inspires us to provide exceptional financial products and solutions. We take great pride in finding opportunities to exceed our customers’ expectations by developing innovative channels and products and by providing outstanding service. Automotive finance is a highly dynamic area with great opportunity for innovation and a wide variation of tasks and future-orientated projects.
A special company needs a special culture.
Our working style is based around teamwork and international collaboration. Our colleagues develop individual abilities through the close cooperation between different disciplines and departments. Frequent exchange and cross-linking of skills is of utmost importance. Our open culture and approachable leaders ensure a sense of community. We achieve our successes together and know that our commitment is of essential importance to the success of the entire BMW Group.
The BMW Group in the United Kingdom.
The BMW Group in the United Kingdom consists of marketing, sales and financial service organisations - as well as manufacturing plants for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Three UK plants have a part to play in MINI production - BMW Group Plant Hams Hall manufactures engines, BMW Group Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and the parts come together at BMW Group Plant Oxford - where body shell production, paint and final assembly takes place. BMW Group Plant Oxford, therefore, is the heart of MINI production.
Also under BMW Group’s UK umbrella are BMW UK Ltd. and BMW Financial Services in Farnborough and Dublin, the Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Plant in Goodwood and Alphabet (GB) Limited as Europe’s leading provider of Business Mobility Services in Farnborough.
The manufacturing launch of MINI in April 2001 marked the start of a remarkable new phase in the history of the BMW Group. The very latest car production facilities were introduced in a £230 million investment programme for the new car range. Since 2000, around £1.75 billion has been invested in the group's UK manufacturing sites.
The United Kingdom is the only country where BMW Group is represented by production plants for all three of our premium brands.