Aston Martin Lagonda yesterday received The Prince of Wales to its new manufacturing facility at St Athan in Wales. A group of Aston Martin apprentices and also school children from the local area who came along to see the new facility attended. Aston Martin Lagonda in St Athan now bears a plaque commemorating the Royal visit.
Aston Martin Lagonda currently employs 93 apprentices across its operating sites. The last step in the manufacture of every Aston Martin is the application of the marque’s wings badge to the car. A pre-production DBX had the Prince of Wales apply its wings.
St Athan is the home of Aston Martin’s first SUV, the DBX. Upon the commencement of full production at St Athan in the second quarter of 2020, the company will have created up to 600 new highly-skilled jobs, rising to 750 – if the looming Brexit disaster is cleaned up.