Aston Martin suspends manufacturing operations

United Kingdom
Published:  25 March, 2020
DBS Superleggera

After Bentley, the iconic British luxury car manufacturer is the latest OEM to announce that it is temporarily halting production due to the COVID-19 spread.

Aston Martin announced on March 24 that it was temporarily suspending all manufacturing operations at its UK plants, in line with the latest UK government instructions on the fight against COVID-19. The manufacturer said it plans to resume operations on April 20 but that the company will review the situation as soon as it is reasonable to do so. “It is our responsibility to ensure we do all we can to support the government’s efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the coming weeks and, with the health of our amazing workforce front and centre of our minds, we have taken the tough decision to temporarily suspend operations at our sites around the UK”, said Andy Palmer President and Group CEO, Aston Martin Lagonda. “I hope and believe that our national fight against this dreadful virus will be successful and as soon as we have the ability we will, of course, return to normal operations. In the meantime, I would like to wish everyone associated with this great company good luck, and good health”, he added.

The British luxury sportscar manufacturer is reported to be struggling to turnaround as it is impacted further by the COVID-19 crisis, with Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll injecting further cash into the company to help revive the business. Read more here.