AN AMMAN Valley firm has won a multi-million pound contract to construct luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin’s plant in south Wales.

Betws-based building firm TRJ Ltd won the lucrative deal to carry out the second phases of construction oat the iconic motor firm’s facility at St Athan.

Aston Martin is one of the most high-profile luxury sports cars in the world and has regularly featured as James Bond’s car of choice in the 007 movies.

TRJ Ltd also won the contract for phase one of the construction in December 2016.

The deal came after the contract was advertised on the Welsh Government’s Sell2Wales procurement site earlier this year.

It was the first time that private sector contracts had ever been advertised on the Sell2Wales channel and was part of a move to ensure that Welsh companies are well placed to benefit from Aston Martin’s move to Wales.

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said: “This is yet another step on our journey in Wales, with the facility now starting to take shape.

“TRJ have proven themselves during ‘Phase One’ and we look forward to working with them over the course of this next phase of the project.”

Following the announcement of the deal, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones, congratulated TRJ on securing the deal.

“Our decision to open our Sell to Wales procurement channel to Aston Martin was designed to ensure that businesses right across Wales feel the benefit of the company’s decision to locate here,~” said Mr Jones.

“I am so pleased that TRJ have been successful in winning the contract for the next phase of construction at Aston Martin’s St Athan facility.

“This is exactly the sort of outcome we had hoped for and I look forward to seeing more Welsh businesses benefitting from Aston Martin in the coming months.”