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. The work underway at St Athan will focus on turning the three Super Hangars into a state-of-the-art Aston Martin manufacturing facility.
In February 2016, Aston Martin announced that it had chosen St Athan from 20 potential global locations as its second manufacturing facility. A recruitment drive began the search for up to 750 new employees who will work at the facility. Over 40 employees who will work at St Athan have already been hired, and they are working and training at the company’s manufacturing facility in Gaydon, Warwickshire
Aston Martin CEO 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.”