Wales newest car plant for Aston Martin will be officially opened on friday 6 December.
This week it hosted the European exclusive unveiling of the DBX SUV which goes into production at St Athan and Economy Minister Ken Skates said, “Seeing the company deliver its first vehicle out of Wales is a very proud moment for Aston Martin and for Wales.
In 2016 Aston Martin announced it had selected St Athan for its second manufacturing facility as part of a £200M investment in new products and facilities.
The new manufacturing centre was secured with support from Welsh Government against fierce competition from more than 20 other potential locations worldwide. It projects to build 4,000 cars a year with 750 employees and intends to ramp up jobs and production as future models are added including the marque’s first electric model, the RapideE, along with the world’s first pure electric luxury model Lagonda.
DBX is the first volume car to be built in Wales since the Gilbern sports cars went out of production in 1973.