The Aston Martin Works Service, one of the company’s longtime essential divisions, announces the beginning of an exciting development plan for the internationally renowned division and its well-known Newport Pagnell premises.
The first six-month period of the two-year overall plan at Aston Martin Works Service has kicked off to start overhauling their Newport Pagnell contemporary car servicing facility, and begin constructing a new Aston Martin dealership.
Kingsley Riding-Felce, Director of Aston Martin Works Service affirms that their division has established a primary role in Aston Martin service, repair and restoration at Newport Pagnell. They are definitely thrilled to have the resources to invest in building modernisation so that these appropriately match their high level of knowledge and skill. Riding-Felce adds that their integrated plan also encompasses important additions to the team and its capacity to fulfil present and future customer demands.
Additionally, Riding-Felce announced the construction plan for a new Aston Martin dealership at Works Service, thus establishing a true Aston Martin ‘Centre of Excellence’ where their fields of interest can come together.
The precursor of the Aston Martin Works Service was the ‘Service Department’ founded in 1924. Actually, it was only 11 years after the company’s founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford first conceptualised producing their own cars that the Works Service division was formally created. At present, the Works Service is made up of a highly skilled, factory-trained team with nearly 60 years of Aston Martin experience providing internationally acclaimed service, repair and restoration capabilities for up to 2,500 Aston Martins and Lagondas from 30 countries yearly.
A main component of this strategic undertaking will be the integration of the relatively new Works Tailored department. Aston Martin Headquarters designers and engineers at Gaydon will support and facilitate this formalisation process, which will build upon their accumulated expertise and extensive heritage of personalisation for Aston Martin customers. Works Tailored is dedicated to finding means and ways for customers to realise their own concepts through meticulous engineering, from applying custom colour schemes, special materials and unique finishes to adding the newest technologies.
Another key component of the Works Service Newport Pagnell site redevelopment plan is the construction of a new operational Aston Martin Dealership. This will be a way for Works Service to do business selling new, used and heritage Aston Martins, thereby further solidifying the company’s entrenched UK network, which currently has 20 sites.
Aston Martin’s relationship with Newport Pagnell town began in the 1950s. The site at Tickford Street was where renowned coachbuilders Salmon & Sons held base. Aston Martin owner David Brown bought the site, deeming it the ideal base for Aston Martin and Lagonda, due in part to the highly skilled workforce already present there. It became Aston Martin’s main production base until 2007 – a period of more than five decades. However, Works Service remained in Newport Pagnell, maintaining their close connection. This new development plan highlights the long-term commitment of the company to doing business in this specific area.