Aston Martin launched the DB11 and limited editions of its Vantage and Vanquish luxury sports car models last year to critical acclaim. To fuel further expansion, the Warwickshire business started work this year on a second manufacturing site in south Wales, expected to create 750 jobs. The group completed the issuance of a £550m bond in April, refinancing existing debt; and chief executive Andy Palmer, 54, has announced plans to open offices in Japan, to raise exports to the country to £400m over the next five years

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Company details
Year2017
Rank9
CompanyAston Martin
ActivitySports car maker
LocationWarwickshire
Sales £m593.5
Operating profit £m16.4
Main shareholdersInstitutional investors (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff1,609
Founded1914
Websitewww.astonmartin.com

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