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Aston Martin

Aston Martin
Company nameAston Martin Lagonda Limited
Company typePrivate Limited Company
SloganPower, Beauty, Soul
Founded(business) 1913
Founder(s)Lionel Martin
Robert Bamford
HeadquartersGaydon, Warwickshire
Key peopleDr. Ulrich Bez, CEO
Marek Reichman, Director of Design
Revenue£474.3 million (2010)
Net income7.6 million (2010)
Owner(s)David Richards
John Sinders
Investment Dar Ford Motor Company
Adeem Investment

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Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars, based in Gaydon, Warwickshire. The company name is derived from the name of one of the company's founders, Lionel Martin, and from the Aston Hill speed hillclimb near Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire. It also designs and engineers cars which are manufactured by Magna Steyr in Austria.

From 1994 until 2007 Aston Martin was part of the Ford Motor Company, becoming part of the company's Premier Automotive Group in 2000. On 12 March 2007, it was purchased for £479 million by a joint venture company, headed by David Richards and co-owned by Investment Dar and businessman John Sinders. Ford retained a US $77 million stake in Aston Martin, valuing the company at US $925 million.

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