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Jaltek has increased its manufacturing space by 50 percent and is recruiting Production, Engineering, and Account Management, to meet increased demand for electronic assembly.
The additional facility is next to the original factory near Luton, and will be ready to start production of electronic system assembly and test in the coming months.
Jaltek’s Steve Blythe said, “We continue to see sustained growth in a number of sectors including in Aerospace, Medical and EV related products. More clients require full system assembly and test which has lead to some great opportunities.”
Steve Pittom, Managing Director added, “Essentially this investment enables us to continue delivering our vision towards world class competitiveness and productivity for our customers. As we grow, we are also able to offer more opportunities for people to have rewarding and enjoyable jobs in manufacturing and engineering.”
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