Last month Aston Martin confirmed it is working on an all-new platform and now the British sports car manufacturer has announced that it is embarking on a significant development at the Gaydon factory and its global headquarters.
The two announcements are obviously related, as Aston Martin prepares to increase substantially its manufacturing facilities and workforce for the launch of its next generation of sports cars.
Aston Martin said it will extend its manufacturing facilities in Gaydon, Warwickshire, and create around 250 new jobs in engineering, manufacturing and commercial functions over the course of the next few months. The Gaydon development includes the creation of a new chassis and pilot build facility, new offices, and an extension of the parts and logistics storage area. The new facilities will cover an extra 10,000 square meters (107,639 sq-ft), with work expected to end in 2015.
“We have the vision of being the best producer in the luxury sports car sector and a new facility, along with the support of our flexible, highly-efficient workforce, will enable us to achieve our goal,” said Keith Stanton, Aston Martin Manufacturing Operations Director.
The plans are part of the biggest investment program in the 101-year history of the brand, with Aston Martin planning to spend more than £500 million ($837 million) in its next generation of sports cars in the coming years.
By Dan Mihalascu