ElringKlinger growth set to bring 30 new jobs to Redcar

Automotive parts manufacturer ElringKlinger (GB) has revealed plans to create 30 new jobs at its Redcar base this year.

Reporting £21m in product sales total for 2016, the business is aiming to double its take this year after winning contracts with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover and Ford.

The company says it will also invest in modernising its tool store and materials storage facilities in Redcar, whilst an increase in car parking capacity to accommodate new staff will go ahead in the next 12 months.

The firm is also planning to increase the number of apprentices it employees as it develops further links with local education providers Teesside University and Middlesbrough College.

ElringKlinger (GB) managing director, Ian Malcolm, said: “Like most businesses we have felt a certain impact from Brexit but with our clients globalising projects are becoming much bigger and it’s hugely promising to see the sales pipeline looking so healthy.

“We have invested strongly in the last five years, with £14.5m alone going into new equipment since 2012. “The North East boasts a highly skilled employee base and we have plans to add up to 30 new recruits this year in line with our growth.“