Aston Martin to build factory in Wales
Car maker Aston Martin has chosen St Athan in Glamorgan as the location for its second manufacturing plant.
St Athan will be the sole production facility for a new Aston Martin crossover vehicle based on the DBX concept vehicle that was unveiled in 2015.
The new factory will be on a 90-acre former Royal Air Force station (pictured below), where three ‘super-hangers’ will be converted to car manufacture. Construction work is planned to start in 2017 with full vehicle production beginning in 2020.
Chief executive Andrew Palmer said: “During our 103-year history, Aston Martin has become famous for making beautiful hand-crafted cars in England. Through a detailed evaluation of over 20 potential global locations for this new manufacturing facility, we were consistently impressed with the focus on quality, cost and speed from the Welsh government team. As a great British company, we look forward to St Athan joining Gaydon as our second centre of hand-crafted manufacturing excellence.”
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This article was published on 24 Feb 2016 (last updated on 24 Feb 2016).