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Further expansion for the Aston Workshop

The Aston Workshop in County Durham is expanding with the opening of a £500,000 extension to its paint and body centre.

The 20,000sqft facility has the latest technology and equipment to restore and repair an Aston Martin of any age to the highest standards.

Bob Fountain, the owner of The Aston Martin Workshop says: “The new paint and body centre has been built out of necessity to meet the growing and exacting demands of our customers and will enable us to expand global sales.

“We now have the capacity, skills and knowledge to accommodate these needs whether it’s rectifying minor blemishes or full resprays to a complete restoration of a ‘barn-found’ classic.  Our fully functioning body shop can provide a full range of facilities from painting to jig work to full crash repair.”

Aston Workshop, which also specializes in sourcing Aston Martins and reconditioned and new parts sales, was founded in 1988 to restore and repair the classic marque using traditional methods and techniques with a focus on attention to detail.  The business has grown steadily through word of mouth and the workshop now spans 35,000sqft.  It also has one of the largest showrooms of new and used Astons in the north east with around 60 vehicles on display.

Among the equipment installed is a Globaljig, the only body repair jig capable of repairing any crash damaged Aston Martin to the standards required according to Aston. It enables the company to work with newer models as well as older classics. 

All the body jigs are bracket and measuring systems which enable their highly skilled panel beaters to carry out repairs to manufacturers’ specifications. 

The addition of the paint and body centre means that the Aston Workshop now has increased capacity to take on jobs of any size, from a simple service to a part or full restoration for all models from pre-WWII to DB7 Vantage.

The Centre now has 18 working bays and is one of the best-equipped, purpose-built facilities in the UK.

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