Belgian firm Solvay are set to create up to 50 jobs in Wrexham as they open their new specialist centre of aircraft materials on the industrial estate.
The firm have expanded their produce adhesives, surfacing films and lighting strike protection to add to the 200 employees who currently work on Carbon Fire Composites in North Wales.
Solvay, a global chemical and advanced materials manufacturer are growing in response to the increase in production of commercial aircraft and are opening the new facility in Wrexham to manufacture the specialist materials needed by the aerospace industry.
To new centre will be automated to help meet the demand of their clients which include such giants as Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier.
It’s expected that 50 jobs will be created including roles within production, laboratory, warehousing and maintenance.
“Solvay’s new centre, equipped with cutting edge technologies, industrializes our manufacturing capabilities of structural adhesive and surfacing materials” said Carmelo Lo Far, head of Solvay’s Composite Materials Global Business Unit.
“It provides the quality and reliability our global aerospace customers need to meet the increasing rates of their aircraft programs and support their production system”.
The new centre is now fully commissioned and according to Solvay will be moving towards commercialisation in the coming months.