Aston Martin creates 100 new jobs

Aston Martin will create more than 100 jobs at its St Athan site in Wales, following the launch of its new DBX707 model.

DBX707 will enter full production later this quarter with more than 100 new skilled automotive technicians required to support it.

Tobias Moers, chief executive officer of Aston Martin Lagonda said: “As we ramp-up production of DBX707, we are delighted to have the opportunity to increase our team at St Athan and create more employment opportunities for the local community.

“Our DBX SUV is the first Welsh-built production car for nearly 50 years and these new positions are an opportunity to join a team delivering our truly incredible new DBX707 derivative which is setting new benchmarks for performance in the luxury segment.”

Vaughan Gething, Wales’ economy minister said: “I am delighted to welcome this announcement by Aston Martin, which is a significant boost for Wales. The creation of more than 100 new high-quality jobs marks another important step forward in our economic recovery from the Covid pandemic.”

Simon Hart, Secretary of State for Wales said: “The creation of more than 100 jobs working with a world-class and globally-recognised brand is a huge vote of confidence in the skills and expertise of the Welsh workforce.”