MetLase, a joint venture between engineering giant, Rolls-Royce and Unipart, the manufacturing, logistics and consultancy group, is the first letting at a new building set to open at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in South Yorkshire.
The company, which is expected to create 30 technical engineering jobs over the next two years, has taken 10,000 sq ft of space.
MetLase uses high precision, laser cutting technology, combined with patented assembly and joining systems, to enable engineers to produce prototypes rapidly.
The MetLase technology originated in the aerospace industry and will now be available to companies in other sectors for the first time.
The new building, which is owned by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and is set to open later this month, and will provide much needed workshop and office space for growing technology and engineering companies, offering 11 flexible spaces between 1,000 and 3,600 sq ft.
It’s anticipated that the building will provide SMEs from the neighbouring Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre the opportunity to expand into larger premises, as well as attracting high technology companies from further afield.
The AMP Technology Centre, which was officially opened in 2006 by three-time Formula 1 World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart, is now home to more than 50 high growth companies.
Managing director of MetLase, Steve Dunn commented: “MetLase is an entrepreneurial business that provides bespoke engineering solutions to complex problems where precision and speed of deployment are critical.
“The site offers us the flexibility in which to grow in line with the demands of the market.”
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