New Aston Martin Facility opens at St Athan, Wales
Today Aston Martin's manufacturing facility at St Athan in Wales was officially opened by the First Minister of Wales, Rt Hon Mark Drakeford AM who joined Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer at the opening ceremony. St Athan is the home of Aston Martin’s first SUV, the DBX, and will become the home of electrification for the brand.
Upon the commencement of full production at St Athan in the second quarter of 2020, the company will have created up to 750 new highly-skilled jobs.
Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said: "The opening of St Athan is a hugely important milestone in the company’s growth plan and integral to our ambitions as a global luxury brand with a presence in all major sectors of the market. Everyone involved in the creation of our new St Athan facility should feel proud today. It has taken a lot of hard work to get to this point. Our core business of producing beautiful, hand-crafted cars in England is now extended to Wales, which is extremely pertinent to us as a GREAT British company.“