The new Aston Martinâs manufacturing facility at St Athan in Wales has seen its first phase approaching completion. The work carried out included the creation of a customer and staff reception areas, administration and management offices, and the employee restaurant.
Work on phase one of the development at the former Ministry of Defence site started in late 2016, with phase two commencing in April 2017. When ready, phase two will see the three super hangars redeveloped into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with Aston Martinâs SUV due to start production in 2019.
The St Athan facility is really starting to take shape. With the completion of this first phase, it is another milestone on our journey in Wales, and an important part of Aston Martinâs Second Century Plan, said Andy Palmer, President and Chief at Aston Martin. Work is also well underway on phase II, the rest of the Aston Martin team and I are excited for when St Athan joins our Gaydon and Newport Pagnell facilities as a centre of hand-crafted manufacturing excellence, he added.
Aston Martin chose St Athan in February 2016 out of 20 potential global locations for its third manufacturing facility. The new plant will bring new jobs in South Wales, with 750 new roles expected to be created. The first technicians have already been recruited and are working on the DB11 at the Gaydon Headquarters, training for the roles they will take up at St Athan.
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers. Their sports cars are regarded as a British cultural icon, mainly because the fictional character James Bond used a DB5 model in the 1964 film Goldfinger. It has over 150 car dealerships in over 50 countries on 6 continents making them a global automobile brand.