Aston Martin– with love from Wales

Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones was delighted to accept an invitation from Aston Martin this month to join them for their formal opening of their new manufacturing facility at St Athan. The St Athan facility will be home to the Aston Martin DBX, their first ever SUV and home to their future electric products to be built under their Lagonda brand.

Last month, Aston Martin launched its first ‘made in Wales’ model, the Aston Martin DBX. Unveiled to a global motoring audience at its official launch in China, this is the first vehicle to be manufactured in Wales in almost 50 years. It is expected that the first DBX’s will be coming off the production line in St Athan next year.

Mr Jones said “Attracting Aston Martin to Wales really was a coup for Wales and a huge vote of confidence in the Welsh Government’s can-do attitude and in the package of support that we can offer to businesses that want to work with us.’

Aston Martin’s investment in St Athan and the launch of the DBX will create about 1,000 new jobs.