Automotive parts manufacturer, ElringKlinger (GB) is set to create several new skilled positions after investing £250,000 in the expansion of its Tool Room.
The significant machinery investment has seen the Redcar-based company install several new pieces of cutting-edge machinery, including a Hurco vmx60ti milling machine. an Agie Cute 600 WEDM, and Solidworks CADCAM suite.
It’s hoped the investment will allow the business to increase efficiency across its Tool Room and improve quality through the ability to provide a full in-house repair facility.
Over the next 12 months, ElringKlinger (GB) will reportedly make a further £250,000 investment as it seeks to increase its scope of work and reduce its use of subcontractors.
As part of the expansion, ElringKlinger (GB) is looking to add to its more than 300-strong workforce by recruiting a number of skilled tool makers, with further job opportunities likely as growth continues.
ElringKlinger (GB) managing director, Ian Malcolm explained: “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.”
ElringKlinger (GB) is experiencing a period of growth which saw product sales total £21m in 2016, with this figure on course to increase by 50% in 2017 thanks to contracts with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Jaguar Land Rover and Ford.
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.”