The headquarters and factory of the Aston Martin car manufacturer is located in the town of Heydon, the British county of Warwickshire, 45 minutes from the Formula 1 circuit at Silverstone.
The factory in Geidon was opened in 2003, now its employees collect 5,200 cars a year – an average of about 14 cars a day. The production of a new car starts every 26 minutes, and all in all about assembling one car takes about 200 hours.
In Heydon, the Aston Martin DB11, Vanquish, Rapide and Vantage models are assembled. Soon the company plans to build a new building, whose employees will be engaged in assembling the crossover Aston Martin DBX.
The company has automated some of the processes in the factory, but Aston Martin does not plan to completely abandon the manual assembly of cars.
“We produce five thousand cars a year, and they all differ from each other. The computer can not cope with our work. Gather together about 10,000 parts, each time in various combinations, while only a person is capable, “- says Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.