Montupet Dunmurry plant has secured a production order for a second new cylinder head for the global automotive market which is set to secure more than 100 new jobs from 2018.
Combined with the order received just four weeks ago, it means a total investment in Belfast of over £14m.
Jim Burke, Managing Director of Montupet (UK) Ltd said, “I am delighted to announce that Montupet (UK) Ltd has secured this production order. This is great news for the future of the plant and for our employees.”
The cylinder head will be supplied to an Engine Plant in Eastern Europe.
Alan Malcomson, Product and Process Development Manager at Montupet UK, explained that the order emphasises the ability of the Dunmurry plant to compete in the global automotive marketplace.
“Montupet’s commitment to investing in training and expanding skills of its employees, embracing new technology and improving processes, enhances our competitiveness and positions Montupet Dunmurry at the leading edge of casting industry efficiency and excellence. This contract will sustain jobs and secure the company’s long term future in international markets,” said Mr Malcomson.
Montupet (UK) Ltd celebrated 25 years of production at its Dunmurry Plant in 2015 with over 600 employees producing cylinder heads for General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Peugeot/Citroen.
Invest NI’s Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton said: “Securing this order is a tremendous achievement for Montupet UK.”