ElringKlinger’s senior management team Kevin Burton, Ian Malcolm and Mark Holdsworth.

ElringKlinger on target for £26 million turnover as they continue recruitment

Teesside automotive parts manufacturer ElringKlinger (GB) has made a number of strategic appointments after welcoming 37 new recruits across its specialist divisions, and says turnover is on track to reach £26 million by 2016.

The new appointments at the Redcar site have recently included two at senior management level, as the company continues its ambitious recruitment drive to create upwards of 60 new jobs by 2016.

Ian Malcolm, managing director of ElringKlinger (GB), said: “In 2012 we set out plans to recruit upwards of 60 staff by 2016 and I am delighted to say we are well on target to reach this figure, if not better it, by the end of our 50th year on Teesside.

“We made 25 permanent appointments during 2013 alone and over the next 12 months we will look to support the existing talent within the team here at Redcar whilst continuing to encourage the next generation of young engineering talent into the industry.”

With over 50 years automotive management experience between them, Kevin Burton and Mark Holdsworth have joined the UK senior management team to support the Group’s global account directors, alongside the UK’s managing director, Ian Malcolm.

Kevin Burton, who joins ElringKlinger (GB) as commercial manager, said: “Despite the downturn in manufacturing in recent years, we are continuing to provide innovative solutions to our customers, enabling ElringKlinger to successfully grow our business with current and new customers, alongside creating high quality jobs.

“As we move into our next phase of growth there will of course be challenging periods ahead, however I am thrilled to be a part of what I consider to be a true North East success story.”

Fellow appointee Mark Holdsworth joins ElringKlinger as quality manager for the UK Group, bringing the senior management team total to seven.

Mark said: “As we enter our 50th year on Teesside there is a really positive feeling here at ElringKlinger (GB). We are incredibly busy and the general mood across the site is buoyant.

“The team are feeling quietly confident about the future, which is a nice position to be in right now.”

The remaining recruits include appointments across all levels of the business – from production operators to engineers.

With growth very much on at ElringKlinger (GB), the company recently set out plans to expand its Redcar factory with a 4,000sqm site extension to its existing site on Kirkleatham Business Park. Construction work is now well underway to ensure the new building is fully operational by early 2014, in time to mark the company’s 50th year on Teesside.

Ian Malcolm concludes: “Our ongoing recruitment drive reflects our current position as a major player in the UK manufacturing industry and as a major supplier to the global automotive sector.

“We are growing, we are recruiting and we want people in the region to know about the wealth of job opportunities there are with ElringKlinger (GB).”

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