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Dublin: 20.12.2014 06.29AM
Marlborough Engineering, a firm that supplies precision engineered components to the technology, aerospace, power and construction sectors, is to create 33 new jobs as part of a stg£3.5m expansion plan.
The company is based in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast and currently employs 67 people. In recent years it has invested significant resources in developing relationships with aerospace suppliers in the US and Middle East and this is beginning to pay off in terms of opportunities and sales.
In the last six months, Marlborough Engineering has secured over £1.6million in export sales from companies based in Washington State, USA including a £400k order from Pacifica Engineering. The success with Pacifica follows an initial introduction made at an aerospace business event organised by Invest NI in July 2012.
Invest NI has offered over £406,000 of support for the expansion, which will also enable the company to enhance its technical capability through the acquisition of new equipment, develop the skills of employees and target new export markets.
“The company is a good example of how local firms can progress by focusing on high-end products and services,” Northern Ireland Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said.
“Marlborough is combining technology, design capability and a highly skilled workforce to differentiate itself from other precision machining and fabrication companies.”