Car part manufacturer ElringKlinger has created a number of skilled jobs at its North East base after investing £500,000 in its facilities.
The Redcar firm is spending £250,000 to expand its tool room and install state-of-the-art machinery that will allow it to offer clients a full in-house repair facility.
As a result of the expansion ElringKlinger is looking to add to its 300-strong workforce by hiring a team of skilled tool makers.
Ian Malcolm, managing director of ElringKlinger (GB), said: “We have invested strongly in new equipment over the last five years and the expansion of the tool room facilities is further evidence of this. We plan to continue the expansion with further investment scheduled to improve efficiencies and reduce the need for sub-contractors.
“The North East is home to a highly skilled employee base and we are looking for experienced time-served tool makers to join our team, however our employees are also given the relevant training to deliver on high customer expectations so that we can continue to meet the demands of the automotive industry.”
The new machinery being installed at the site will include a Hurco vmx60ti milling machine, an Agie Cute 600 WEDM and a Solidworks CADCAM suite.
Candidates for the new tool maker roles will be expected to have experience with automated press tooling and to have worked in a busy production environment. They will be responsible for repairing and manufacturing press tools, jigs, fixtures and spares.
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ElringKlinger is also planning to spend a further £250,000 on its Redcar site in an effort to increase its workload and reduce the number of subcontractors it uses.
In 2016 the firm saw sales grow to £21m but is expecting this figure to grow by 50% during 2017 after gaining a number of new clients such as Jaguar Land Rover and Ford.
Mr Malcolm added: “The investments we’ve made have helped us to implement innovative technical solutions and maintain our competitive edge in the industry. Earlier this year we started work on our biggest ever contract with Jaguar Land Rover and moving forward we have an exciting and strong sales pipeline.”