…… Genuine British Motor Heritage Panels and Parts …..
Playmini is British Motor Heritage approved and as such sells all panel work for the Classic Mini
As a BMH approved business we need to meet certain standards to ensure a high level of quality and service to our customers. Approval from BMH covers :
• A minimum of three years profitable trading experience in the marque or model for which you are applying.
• A significant parts sales activity, supported by catalogues, stock, mail order and web retailing. (Applicants may have vehicle sales, service, restoration or manufacturing facilities but will not be considered without the parts business).
• Satisfactory resources, staff, facilities, systems and equipment to support a growing business.
• The desire and ability to work with Heritage by providing high levels of availability of our products from stock and the promotion of our unique proposition.
• The commitment to our standards of business operation and the proper use and protection of valuable trademarks.
British Motor Heritage Limited was established in 1975 to support owners and the marketplace by putting genuine components for classic British cars back into manufacture, using original tools wherever possible. Since 2001, when the company was acquired from BMW, it has been successfully run as an independent company.
British Motor Heritage is the largest organization of its type in the world. With access to unparalleled knowledge, authentic production information and original drawings and patterns, the company manufactures previously unobtainable body parts for British classic cars. It occupies a unique position since it assembles 42 derivatives of body shells and has built total production volume of over 6000 for the MGB, MGR V8, MG Midget, Austin-Healey Sprite, Triumph TR6, Original Mini and Mini Clubman using original press tools and assembly jigs.
British Motor Heritage body shells and panels are produced utilizing traditional skills matched by the extensive use of modern materials, equipment and processes. An experienced team of nearly 40 staff, led by expert management, is enhanced by recruits with relevant talents and in-house training.
British Motor Heritage is based in Oxfordshire, a world centre for motor sport production with access to M4, M40 and M5. It occupies a modern building with 51,500 sq ft working area and significant room for expansion on a 3.6 acre landscaped site. Its office, manufacturing and parts complex houses all of the essential elements of the company, from engineering, manufacturing, storage and distribution facilities to purchasing, sales and marketing, licensing approvals and administrative support. The company has a turnover approaching £4 million supported by £2 million inventory and nearly 10,000 component references.
British Motor Heritage has unmatched control of original tooling and is complemented by a modular standalone system delivering information technology needs, together with a commercial fleet providing all UK based transport requirements. Via a 60 strong international network of Approved Specialists, the company distributes parts for many classic models to provide a comprehensive range to the historic car market.
British Motor Heritage is a British Standard ISO 9001-2008 accredited supplier to Jaguar, Land-Rover, LTI and XPart for original equipment aftermarket components, and purchases parts from XPart for sale to its Approved Specialists. It also distributes Heritage products to XPart Dealers, Steelcraft panels for MG and Triumph models exclusively to Approved Specialists and Steelcraft Stockists and the Heritage MGF/MGTF Hardtop for after sale fitment.
British Motor Heritage owns the Heritage trademark together with MOWOG, Nuffield, Standard, Stanpart and Steelcraft marks and the Heritage Motor Parts brand, and is licensed by the trademark owners to use MG, Mini, Austin-Healey, Triumph, Rover, Austin, Morris, Riley, Vanden Plas, Wolseley, Special Tuning and BMC trademarks and logos. Through its approval process, it is responsible for the licensing of vehicle, merchandise and publishing products and outlets using the non-current trademarks and logos originally owned by vehicle manufacturers. It is a Member of the Institute of Vehicle Engineers – SAE UK and Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.