NEW jobs are to be created by the expansion of a large Welshpool firm.
Dynacast, a global specialist in precision engineering, die casting and metal injection moulding is expanding its UK design and manufacturing facility.
Work has begun on the 530sqm extension at its facility where it will create seven new jobs as a result of the expansion.
The company has been working with Mid Wales architectural and property design practice Hughes Architects which has undertaken the design and planning aspects of the extension at the Offa’s Dyke Business Park.
Dynacast works with customers across the world turning ideas into high quality precision engineered components and its customers come from virtually any industry-consumer sector, from electronics to automotive and healthcare.
Mike Brettell, of Dynacast, said the company had been based in Welshpool for 22 years and needed to expand its manufacturing facility to meet increased demand from customers.
He said: “We needed to add more space to support this growth. By working with Hughes Architects, we’re achieving this through the new extension.”
The project will be completed by March 2016 before fit-out of the facility begins.
Leighton-based construction company Walton Build was appointed to undertake the construction work following planning approval.