Gurit has been developing composite automotive systems with Aston Martin since 2003. It has been supplying Aston Martin with Class-A composite body panels since 2007 for the DB9, DBS, V12 Vantage Volante models and, most recently, the Vanquish, for which it manufactures the carbon fibre based Class-A composite front wings, bonnets, door skins, complete body sides and boot lids. “Over the last 100 years Aston Martin has established a well-deserved reputation for innovation and engineering excellence in the design and manufacture of its cars," says Martin Starkey, Managing Director at Gurit Automotive.
"The team at Gurit is extremely proud of what Aston Martin has achieved, especially in more recent years, with its use of advanced Class-A composites and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Aston Martin on this important milestone in its history. The striking design of the Vanquish, combined with extensive use of advanced composite Class-A body panels is a real testament to what can now be achieved." Gurit supplies automotive OEMs from its automotive composite parts production facility based in Newport on the Isle of Wight, UK. Originally established to supply Aston Martin with carbon fibre panels for the DBS, Gurit secured further OEM programmes in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (see Gurit announces automotive contract with Italian OEM.)