Automotive parts manufacturer ElringKlinger is set to create a number of new jobs after investing £250,000 in the expansion of its tool room.
The Redcar-based company has made the significant investment to install state-of-the-art machinery as part of its Tool Room expansion and as it continues its recruitment drive.
The new machinery, including a Hurco vmx60ti milling machine; an Agie Cute 600 WEDM and Solidworks CADCAM suite, will allow ElringKlinger to increase efficiency across its Tool Room and improve quality through the ability to provide a full in-house repair facility.
Over the next year ElringKlinger will 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 is looking to add to its over 300-strong workforce by recruiting a number of skilled tool makers, with further job opportunities likely as growth continues.
The company is looking for time served tool makers with experience in automated press tooling, ideally at a high-volume manufacturer, who are used to providing service and support in a busy production environment.
The role will see recruits service, repair and manufacture press tools, jigs, fixtures and spares in line with relevant procedures, policies and specifications.
Managing director Ian Malcolm (pictured above) 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.”
ElringKlinger 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.