British luxury sports car maker has started work on extending its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Gaydon, Warwickshire, as it gears up for its next generation of sports cars. The company is bracing to grow its manufacturing facilities and workforce, thus marking one of the most significant and exciting developments at the Aston Martin factory and global headquarters for several years.
The agenda to extend existing manufacturing capabilities will include an investment worth £20m and underpins exciting forthcoming new model programmes. Other than the building work, Aston Martin is also looking to set sail on a recruitment drive with about 250 new openings in engineering, manufacturing and commercial functions being created over the course of the next few months.
As far as the specifics of the ambitious development plan at Gaydon are concerned, it will include the creation of a new chassis and pilot build facility, new offices, and an extension of the parts and logistics storage area. Furthermore, the new facilities will cover an extra 10,000 square metres and the major development work is due to be completed in 2015.
Hanno Kirner, Chief Financial Officer, Aston Martin, said, "The investment in our Gaydon HQ forms part of our long-term strategy which is focused around being the number one British luxury sports car brand." He further added, "We have confirmed that the coming years will see Aston Martin implementing the biggest investment programme in the 101-year history of the brand, with a plan to inject over £500m into the company's next generation of high performance sports cars."