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Car parts firm steps up recruitment drive
10:48am Thursday 19th June 2014 in Business
A MANUFACTURER supplying some of the world's biggest car brands has welcomed a further 17 new staff in the second wave of its latest recruitment.
Working across its many specialist divisions, including despatch, engineering, production, finance and commercial, the new appointments at ElringKlinger (GB) form a solid addition to the company’s 190-strong Teesside workforce.
This most recent round of recruitment forms a response to a growing demand for the firm’s products – speciality gaskets and heatshields, which it manufactures on site and supplies to the likes of BMW Mini, General Motors, Honda and Jaguar Landrover.
Ian Malcolm, managing director of ElringKlinger (GB), said: “The team here at Redcar has continued to grow throughout 2014, and we have now officially hit and exceeded our target of recruiting 60 staff members by 2015, which we are naturally thrilled about, particularly with it being our 50th year on Teesside.
“In addition to the 17 new recruits, April saw us make 12 temporary members of staff permanent, across all levels of business.
“As well as attracting new talent and ensuring we keep our recruitment pipeline healthy, we also recognise the importance of supporting the existing talent we have within our team, whilst continuing to encourage the next wave of young engineering talent to rise up through the ranks and advance their learning with hands-on experience.”
With over 90 per cent of the firm’s products manufactured in the UK, ElringKlinger is a major employer for the Redcar area. The company’s turnover has been steadily progressing over the years and sits at about £16m.
Mr Malcolm added: “Our ongoing recruitment drive reflects our current position as a major player in the UK manufacturing industry and as a leading supplier to the global automotive sector. We look forward to seeing what the second half of our 50th year in business will bring.”