Aston Martin customers that have been eagerly waiting for their new car may have to wait a little while longer. The Gaydon-based sports car manufacturer recently announced that they have suspended operations across all of their factories beginning March 25.
Aston Martin decided to close its manufacturing facilities in the UK due to the growing number of COVID-19 infection cases in the country. The company added that they have “taken this difficult, but appropriate action” in order to protect the health and safety of its workforce, suppliers, and their families.
“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 center of our minds, we have taken the tough decision to temporarily suspend operations at our sites around the UK,” said Dr. Andy Palmer, president, and CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda.
Aston Martin plans to resume production after April 20. However, they did mention that they will review and assess the situation in order to make sure that operations can restart as soon as it is reasonable to do so.
“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,” added Palmer.
With the company shutting down both the Gaydon factory, as well as the new St. Athan facility in South Wales, production and customer deliveries of the DBS, DB11, DBX, and the Vantage will be delayed.