Neath Valley could see jobs boost as Resolven firm plans growth
MORE jobs could be on the way to a Neath Valley manufacturing firm.
The news comes after Neath MP Peter Hain paid a visit to the Resolven business, which was described as thriving despite the economic downturn.
Mr Hain visited ATT Engineering Ltd at the TRW site in the village this week, meeting with company director Brian Calo and then touring the site and meeting the workforce.
ATT Engineering produces bespoke tooling and machinery for high volume production lines in all fields of manufacturing, but in particular the electronics and consumer electronics and automotive sub assembly.
Their customer base includes high profile names such as Mercedes AMG (Formula 1), Sony, TT Electronics, Sky, Bentley etc and others within the automotive and electronics industry.
Mr Hain spoke of his delight that business at the company is booming despite recent economic circumstances.
And he said there was a planned expansion due to take place in the near future.
Mr Hain said: "It is fantastic to have such an innovative enterprise operating within our community.
"It is also encouraging to hear that ATT Engineering plans to build on its current progress and add to its workforce, benefiting local people in the area with additional high-skilled jobs."
The news is a boost for the valley, which has seen blows over recent years.
Days before Christmas last year, around 290 people lost their jobs when the Aberpergwm Colliery closed in the valley.
And in 2011, TRW also closed with the loss of more than 200 jobs.
Now, with the site being used by other businesses, there are hopes jobs could return to the valley once again.
A spokeswoman for Mr Hain said they were unaware of how many jobs were due to be created from the planned expansion.
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