The automotive parts has invested in new machinery, including a Hurco vmx60ti milling machine, an Agie Cute 600 WEDM and a Solidworks CADCAM suite, to increase the efficiency of its Tool Room.
The business is now looking to add to its 300-strong workforce by recruiting a number of skilled tool makers. Specifically, the firm hopes to recruit those 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.
ElringKlinger (GB) managing director, Ian Malcolm, 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 (GB) is experiencing a period of growth which saw product sales total £21m in 2016, with this figure on course to increase by 50 percent in 2017 thanks to contracts with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Jaguar Land Rover and Ford.
Ian added: “The investments we’ve made have helped us to implement innovative technical solutions and maintain our competitive edge in the industry. Earlier this year we started work on our biggest ever contract with Jaguar Land Rover and moving forward we have an exciting and strong sales pipeline.”