26 new jobs at Sony’s Welsh facility

Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by The Manufacturer

Electronics manufacturer Sony is to recruit 26 new staff at its UK Technology Centre in Bridgend following increasing demand.

UKTEC, which last year produced its one millionth Raspberry Pi in Pencoed, will see an influx of new faces on the production line and in customer services.

The company manufactures both its own and non-Sony products at the factory which also includes cameras and medical devices.

Welsh economy minister Edwina Hart welcomed the jobs boost and hailed the important contribution of the Japanese manufacturer to the country.

“Sony is one of our anchor companies making an important contribution to the Welsh economy in terms of jobs, skills development and investment and their latest expansion is great news,” she said.

UKTEC managing director Steve Dalton said the company had had a “successful few years”, which has seen it expand its product portfolio as well as winning “significant manufacturing deals of non-Sony products”.

“This diversification has been our key to survival,” he said. “It has led to our success and enabled us to create additional job opportunities in Wales.”