Welsh Labour’s First Minister Carwyn Jones has officially welcomed Aston Martin to Wales after the iconic British car maker announced it has chosen St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan as the site of its second manufacturing location.
The new manufacturing centre, which was secured with support from Welsh Labour Government against fierce competition from more than 20 other potential locations worldwide, including North America and the Middle East, will see Aston Martin manufacturing its new DBX crossover vehicle in Wales from 2020. It will create more than 750 highly-skilled jobs at St Athan, with a further 1000 jobs being created across the supply chain and local businesses as a direct result of the investment.
Wales already has more than 150 companies involved in the automotive supply chain, employing around 18,000 people and generating over £3billion to the Welsh economy. This will also be the first time in almost 50 years that vehicles will roll off a production line in Wales.