Aston Martin opens design consultancy business

The luxury car manufacturer is offering its design, manufacturing and engineering services expertise to clients.

Aston Martin's Gaydon HQ where the new consultancy will be based
Aston Martin’s Gaydon HQ where the new consultancy will be based

Aston Martin has launched a design, engineering and manufacturing consultancy, which will take on projects in addition to its automotive endeavours.

The company, Aston Martin Consulting, will operate from the same base as the luxury sports car manufacturer’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

Aston Martin chief executive Andy Palmer says: “We are often asked to collaborate on projects with other companies.

“A more structured approach”

“My belief is that we can expand the provision of our expertise and experience even further. The formation of Aston Martin Consulting means that we can offer a more structured approach to these projects.”

The creation of the consultancy follows Aston Martin’s collaboration with architect Foster + Partners on a concept design for the New Routemaster, which was unveiled in 2008, and the collaboration with Quintessence Yachts on its AM37 Powerboat in 2015.

Aston Martin managing director Bradley Yorke-Biggs, who will head up the new venture, says: “We are very excited to be able to extend the reach of the business to include the provision of services across different sectors; both automotive and beyond.”

Design team

He adds: “We have an incredibly talented and experienced team within Aston Martin and we look forward to expanding our horizons as we work with new clients on interesting new projects.”

A spokesman for Aston Martin says that project teams will be built on an ad hoc basis depending on the expertise needed for any given project.

Designers and engineers will be pooled from within the company and the spokesperson says it is too early to say whether the consultancy side of the business will be hiring.

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