Friday, May 2, 2008

Aston Martin

Founded 1913
Founder Lionel Martin , Robert Bamford
Headquarters Flag of the United Kingdom Gaydon, Warwickshire, England
Key people Dr. Ulrich Bez CEO/Chairman ,David Richards Non-Executive Chairman
Industry Automotive
Products Automobile
Owner Investment Dar and Adeem Investment

Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is an English manufacturer of luxury performance cars, whose headquarters are at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. The company name is derived from the Aston Clinton hill climb and one of the company's founders, Lionel Martin.

From 1994 until 2007 Aston Martin was part of the Premier Automotive Group, a division of the Ford Motor Company. On 12 March 2007, it was purchased for £479 million (US$848 million) [1]by two Kuwaiti investment companies in a deal led by David Richards of Prodrive. Ford retained a US$77 million stake in Aston Martin, setting the total value of the company at US$925 million

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