Aston Martin is currently considering new plant options and according to a new report Macedonia is among them.

Aston Martin is currently considering new plant options and according to a new report Macedonia is among them.

Reuters is reporting that the former Yugoslav republic is a recent and late contender having been previously ruled out. Citing “two sources familiar with the matter”, the site also says Macedonia made one bid that was rejected but later it came back with a stronger bid and is back in the game.

Aston Martin started negotiations with a list of 19 possible locations, which was reduced to two British sites, one in the U.S. state of Alabama, and a Middle Eastern location.

An unnamed senior government official from Skopje told Reuters that “we have made a good offer,” without elaborating. A final decision is expected in the coming weeks.

Aston Martin’s main goal for the next few years will be to quadruple the production volume to around 15,000 cars by 2020. The new plant, where the future DBX crossover will be manufactured, is part of this plan.

One of the biggest foreign companies that operate in Macedonia currently is Johnson Matthey, which opened an emission control catalyst plant east of the capital Skopje in 2009.

Source: Reuters

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