Aston Martin trade deal ‘should sound warning bell’ to local supply chain

Aston Martin concludes Japanese trade deal
A Midlands academic has said Aston Martin’s new £500m trade deal with Japan is “unambiguously good news” for the region – but has warned that a clause restricting the company to importing £70m of Japanese components could spell future problems for the local supply chain. The deal will see Aston Martin export more than £400m of cars to Japan, in what is hailed as a boost for both its main plant in Gaydon and the new plant in Wales manufacturing the company’s first ever crossover SUV. Nigel Driffield, of Warwick Busin... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...