A car parts maker manufacturer is creating skilled jobs at its Teesside base in a £500,000 investment in its facilities.
ElringKlinger is spending £250,000 to expand its tool room and install machinery that will allow it to offer clients a full in-house repair facility.
As a result of the expansion, the Redcar-based firm 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.
The exact number of jobs being created at its Kirkleatham Business Park base has not been given.
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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 climb 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…