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Croatian Firms Kit Out James Bond’s Latest Aston Martin

bondCroatian firms have provided a number of parts for the Aston Martin DB10, the bespoke two-door coupé created for the James Bond film Spectre by the British car manufacturer Aston Martin…

The Croatian auto industry plays an important role in what is the 24th Bond film. Lipik Glass, one of the biggest auto industry suppliers in Croatia, produced the glass for the DB10. It will be the 7th Bond film in a row that the relatively anonymous firm from western Slavonija has produced the glass for the Bond car, writes Autostart.

A number of aluminum parts for the Aston Martin for the movie came from Slavonski Brod based firm Saint Jean Industries, which employs 230 people in Slavonija, and when Daniel Craig changes the DB10 with a Bentley and Jaguar in the film, he sits on leather seats provided by Boxmark Leather, a leather upholstery firm from Međimurje. Owned by Austrian H. Schmidt, Boxmark is the third largest Croatian exporter, exporting more than 200 million euros worth of product annually.

The DB10 design was led by Aston Martin’s chief creative officer Marek Reichman, with the film’s director Sam Mendes working closely with the team. The car was developed specifically for the film and ten units will be hand-built in-house by the company’s design and engineering teams. Aston Martin stated that “the DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.”

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