Handover of St. Athan to Aston Martin

Aston Martin's New Factory Is A Converted Aircraft Hangar

In a couple of years time, Aston Martin will begin producing their first crossover, the DBX. But to do this, Aston Martin will need a second factory. Progress on this is making headway.
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Last year, Aston Martin announced that it was acquiring the former Royal Air Force base, St. Athan in Wales, United Kingdom. This past week, the Ministry of Defence officially handed over the base to Aston Martin during a ceremony.

The plant will be comprised of three aircraft hangars that will be converted into production facilities. Aston says this new plant along with changes being made at their Gaydon plant will provide an additional 1,000 jobs. The new plant is also expected to create 3,000 new jobs across the supply chain and local businesses in Wales.

"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," said Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.

Pic Credit: Aston Martin


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