Aircraft manufacture jobs for Greyabbey

Published Wednesday, 03 September 2014
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Almost 50 advanced manufacturing jobs are to be created in Greyabbey, Co Down, by a leading aerospace company.

Aircraft manufacture jobs for Greyabbey
The first of the jobs are expected to be in place by the end of the year. (© DETI)

It comes as part of a £6m investment by Canadian-owned Magellan Aerospace.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said the 47 jobs will be created over the next four years.

"This investment will further enhance Northern Ireland's aerospace sector which is of vital importance," added the DUP minister.

"It will strengthen Magellan Aerospace (Greyabbey) as a supplier of machining, assembly, supply chain management and logistics to the global aerospace industry.

"The new advanced manufacturing jobs will contribute additional salaries into the local economy as well as introducing new manufacturing skills into Northern Ireland."

Magellan Aerospace established its presence in Northern Ireland two years ago when it acquired local company John Huddleston Engineering Ltd.

The firm, which currently employs 109 workers, supplies products and services to the likes of Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, GKN and Spirit AeroSystems.

Haydn Martin from Magellan said: "With the acquisition of John Huddleston Engineering, Magellan strengthened its core manufacturing capabilities and expanded its European operations.

"This investment takes the Greyabbey plant to the next level and will enable us to support growth in our key customer programmes."

Invest Northern Ireland has put up £700,000 towards the company's total £5,950,000 investment.

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J in Northern Ireland wrote (12 days ago):
Arlene You are doing a brilliant job. You really are at the top of your game. If every other minister, including some form within your own party, were as successful and committed as you are this country would be truly a shining emerald in the UK. Well done!
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