Aston Martin opens new UK DBX crossover plantDecember 6, 2019
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer noted that the opening of a new plant is a key event for the company. This is another “brick” in the foundation for the growth of the company.
The new Aston Martin plant is located on the territory of the Department of Defense of Saint Atan in the UK. It is just built and is undergoing initial assembly line tests. It will become the “highlight” of the company and will be the only platform collecting a luxury crossover DBX for the whole world.
The new site is designed for 600 permanent staff. At peak load, the number of jobs can grow up to 750 people. Full opening and launch of mass production will begin in the second quarter of 2020.
Palmer said the opening of the plant was “a key day for Aston Martin and a vote of confidence in the UK.” He added: “The opening of St Athan is an extremely important milestone in terms of company growth and an integral part of our ambitions as a global luxury brand present in all major market sectors.”
It is worth noting that the site for the plant was purchased back in 2016. The first buildings (reception, restaurant and offices) were built back in 2017. Construction of the production line began last year.
Aston Martin, meanwhile, has launched a recall campaign for his cars. Problems affected new cars released in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
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