Aston Martin contracts worth over £60m on offer to Welsh firms
This is following the Welsh Government’s decision to open up its Sell2Wales procurement channel to the luxury car maker, First Minister Carwyn Jones announced.
It is the first time that private sector contracts have been advertised on Sell2Wales and will ensure Welsh SMEs have easy access to the raft of contracts being awarded by Aston Martin for work linked to the preparation and commencement of production at its new St Athan site.
Aston Martin contracts worth several million pounds have already been advertised on Sell2Wales for Phase I of work on the former MoD site, with Ammanford-based construction firm, TRJ being one of the main beneficiaries after securing the contract for phase 1 of Aston Martin’s initial work at St Athan.
The First Minister made the announcement ahead of the official ceremony to mark the commencement of Phase II of works on the St Athan site.
Last year Aston Martin announced it had selected St Athan from 20 potential global locations it had been considering for its second manufacturing facility as part of a £200M investment in new products and facilities.
The St Athan site is expected to employ 750 workers before 2020, with many more jobs in the local supply chain. It is estimated the move will bring economic benefits worth half a billion pounds to Wales. ■