Aston Martin has started work at its new plant in St Athan in Wales, the plant was handed over to the car maker by the Ministry of Defense yesterday.
The St Athan Aston Martin plant will open in 2019 and it will be used to produce the Aston Martin DBX, the work will now start to turn it into a full manufacturing facility.
The former military site was formally handed over from the Ministry of Defence to Aston Martin by Secretary of State Sir Michael Fallon at a ceremony including Aston Martin President and CEO Dr. Andy Palmer, and Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns and Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones. With the commencement of these works, Aston Martin St Athan is on target to commence production of the company’s new SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, in 2019.
Dr. Palmer commented: “Due to its sheer size and scale, the St Athan Super Hangars represented an excellent opportunity for us to build our second manufacturing facility, within the envelope of an existing structure. It is perhaps fitting that St Athan is, like our headquarters and sports car factory at Gaydon, a former Royal Air Force base.
You can find out more information about the new Aston Martin plant at St Athan over at the company’s website at the link below.