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Aston Martin commences conversion of former MOD plant into second UK production site

Friday 07 April 2017, By Autovolo

Aston Martin commences conversion of former MOD plant into second UK production site

Aston Martin commences conversion of former MOD plant into second UK production site

Aston Martin has officially announced that it is commencing development of its second UK manufacturing plant. 

MOD St Athan, which has previously been home to the RAF No. 4 School of Technical Training and a number of British Army units was officially handed over to Aston Martin yesterday by Secretary of State Sir Michael Fallon, who commented: “This investment is great news for Wales.

“Aston Martin’s decision to build a new facility on MOD land we no longer need will also bring high skilled jobs to Wales. Releasing this site, and others, will enable us to invest in a better defence estate for the Armed Forces and their families.”

Present at the ceremony were Aston Martin president and CEO Dr Andy Palmer, secretary of state for Wales, Alun Cairns and Welsh first minister, Carwyn Jones.

When Aston Martin St Athan is completed, it will create 750 new jobs in South Wales, with production of the DBX – the company’s new SUV, due to begin in 2019.