ASTON MARTIN PRODUCES FIRST CARS AT ST ATHAN
- British luxurious carmaker’s second manufacturing facility is now producing automobiles
- Aston Martin St Athan is on the right track to enter full manufacturing within the first half of 2020
- Testing of the Aston Martin DBX continues apace
12 June 2019, St Athan, Wales: Aston Martin Lagonda’s second UK manufacturing plant has began to provide automobiles, as the newest pre-production fashions of the posh British carmaker’s first SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, are constructed.
The 90-acre, former Ministry of Defence website at St Athan in Wales was introduced because the second UK plant for Aston Martin Lagonda in early 2016 and since then the entire website, together with three ‘Super Hangars’, has been reworked into a contemporary manufacturing facility for our hand-crafted British automobiles.
Forming a part of Aston Martin’s continued funding within the UK, the opening of St Athan has thus far created 200 jobs and is predicted to create as much as 550 extra. Additionally, as a direct results of this funding an extra 3,000 jobs will doubtless be created throughout the availability chain and native companies.
St Athan would be the sole manufacturing facility for the Aston Martin DBX, the model’s first SUV, which has been created for this fast-growing section of the posh market. Final yr, it was additionally named as Aston Martin Lagonda’s “Home of Electrification” and the manufacturing house of the Lagonda model.
Actual world testing of the DBX, which started appropriately within the Welsh countryside final yr, continues apace. The posh SUV will probably be equally at house in an city atmosphere as it’s off-road in much less welcoming terrain. Over the previous few months the DBX has been put via its paces in all environments from the Arctic Circle to the distinctive challenges of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group Chief Govt Officer, Andy Palmer stated: “That is an thrilling time for Aston Martin Lagonda. Our second luxurious manufacturing facility is now producing automobiles and is prepared to enter full manufacturing in H1 2020. Our services and manufacturing groups, led by VP and Chief Manufacturing Operations Officer Keith Stanton have executed an excellent job in getting the manufacturing facility prepared virtually a yr earlier than full manufacturing begins, on time and on price range.“
The Aston Martin DBX will probably be unveiled on the finish of 2019.
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