Their second production facility is (initially) going to be used for production of DBX with other models to follow.
Aston Martin is quite far in development of its first fully electric car, the DBX, built only to be used in such drive train configuration. After all, a very limited production of Rapide e is planned in near future with the car already being fully revealed. And to build electric cars, Aston Martin has decided to build a totally new factory, which has now been opened and is ready to become functional. Even more, first preproduction DBX’s has already hit the streets.
The site at St. Athan itself however is not entirely new. Previously it has been used by Ministry of Defense but then dismissed only for Aston Martin to announce its plan to reuse it for its purpose in 2016. They used for their need all the building, including three hangars and transformed them into production site with 200 new jobs to be offered and further 550 still waiting.
Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Andy Palmer said: “This is an exciting time for Aston Martin Lagonda. Our second luxury manufacturing facility is now producing cars and is ready to go into full production in H1 2020. Our facilities and manufacturing teams, led by VP and Chief Manufacturing Operations Officer Keith Stanton have done an outstanding job in getting the factory ready almost a year before full production starts, on time and on budget.“