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Aston Martin cuts production


From correspondents in London
January 28, 2009 10:45pm


ASTON Martin, the maker of luxury sports cars owned by royals and James Bond, has become the latest manufacturer to cut production amid the global fall in demand.

Workers at the company's factory in Gaydon, central England, have been put on a three-day week.

The cutbacks come less than two months after Aston Martin said it was shedding 600 jobs.

A spokesman said the production cuts were "an open-ended but short-term measure''.

Aston Martin sales fell 28 per cent last year despite the high-profile use of one of its cars in the latest Bond film Quantum of Solace.

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, owns a convertible Aston Martin that has been adapted to run on environmentally-friendly bio-ethanol.

The British government on Tuesday unveiled a Stg2.3 billion ($4.9 billion) support package for the ailing car industry.



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