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Fifty New Jobs Created as MTL Group Moves to New Premises

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Contract manufacturing specialist MTL Group, will create 50 jobs in new premises situated in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Following a management buyout in 2006, the business has more than doubled in size and is now relocating from its current premises to a new 300,000 square feet advanced manufacturing facility in Rotherham, which will house the company’s state of the art equipment and will provide space for continued expansion.
MTL Group, which laser cuts, bends, machines and fabricates steel to customers’ requirements has a global blue-chip customer base including BAE, Caterpillar, Babcock and Renault Truck Defence. High profile projects include the supply of armoured belly-plates for increasing IED protection on British Army Vehicles in Afghanistan and key structural components for offshore wind farms.
The company has recently signed its largest-ever export contract worth £4m to supply components to a German defence and aerospace group. It has expanded its export markets beyond Europe to North Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
The company has differentiated itself from its competitors by investing over £6m in world class equipment over the last four years including a 640 tonne Robot Press, and a Big-Bed Bevel Laser which is a 20m machine – both are the largest of their kind in the world. Over £2m is to be invested in the infrastructure of the new site to give a high efficiency, low energy facility.
Managing Director Dr Henry Shirman commented; “By focusing on customer’s requirements we have expanded rapidly into new sectors and are now a world-leader supplying across the globe. The strategic investment in the new site will see MTL more than double in size and enable us to deliver a greater range of services to our customers.”
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