ASTON MARTIN EXPANDS BODY & ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE
Aston Martin Works Service has extended its exclusive Body & Accident Repair Centre, creating the largest specialist Aston Martin body repair facility in the world. Based at Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire, the Body & Accident Repair Centre forms another facet of Aston Martin’s renowned Works Service operation. The extension sees the facility doubling in size and will enable the company to continue providing unrivalled care for every Aston Martin and Lagonda dating back to the 1964 DB4 through to the award-winning DB9 and the recently unveiled V8 Vantage.
Kingsley Riding-Felce, Director, Aston Martin Customer Care & Works Service, said: "In light of the increasing demand for Aston Martin models we felt it was the right time to extend our repair facility and ensure that we are equipped to provide the best possible service to customers when accidents occur."
Aston Martin recently launched its latest model – the V8 Vantage – at the Geneva Motor Show, with the intention to take production closer to 5,000 cars per annum. "We are now in the process of training our staff to prepare them for the V8 Vantage, adding this model to the experience we have of every Aston Martin ever produced," said Kingsley.
With access to Aston Martin’s archives and the original patterns, bucks and tooling, the Body and Accident Repair Centre is able to ensure that quality and authenticity is maintained throughout the repair process.
During its 91-year history Aston Martin has produced more than 22,000 cars and some 75 per cent are still in existence. This is testament to the fact that both the company and individual owners place an exceptional onus upon the ‘Car for Life’ philosophy that is at the heart of Aston Martin ownership.
The V8 Vantage signals the culmination of Aston Martin’s new model introduction programme and joins the flagship Vanquish S and DB9, forming a three-car line-up for the first time in the company’s history.
Located at Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire, Aston Martin Works Service offers a factory-backed workshop with the experience necessary to care for any Aston Martin or Lagonda with unparalleled skill and attention to detail. With more than 40 years experience, the Works Service team offers accident repair, servicing, maintenance and even full restoration capabilities to Aston Martin and Lagonda owners. In 2004, more than 2,000 customers called upon Works Service expertise, approximately 15 per cent of which related to body and accident repair.