Teesside automotive parts manufacturer ElringKlinger expands workforce

17 new recruits have joined Redcar automotive manufacturers ElringKlinger GB

Ian Malcolm, managing director of ElringKlinger
Ian Malcolm, managing director of ElringKlinger

A second wave of a recruitment drive has led to Elringklinger swelling its ranks with 17 new employees.

The Redcar-based automotive parts manufacturer ElringKlinger (GB) forms the base for the UK division of the multinational company headquartered in Germany, which announced organic growth of 6.1% and expects revenue growth of up to 9% in 2014 across the group.

Working across its specialist divisions, including despatch, engineering, production, finance and commercial, the new appointments form a solid addition to the company’s 190-strong workforce.

The 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 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% of the firm’s products manufactured in the UK, ElringKlinger (GB) is a major employer for the Redcar area.

The company’s current turnover has been steadily progressing over the years and currently sits at approximately £16m.

Ian 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.”

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