Sixty new jobs to be created at Montupet

At Montupet, Dunmurry
At Montupet, Dunmurry

Community: Dunmurry firm secures £80m contract

The contract will mean the firm will create a turnover of £60m over an estimated five year period on a projected volume of 200,000 new cylinder heads per annum.

This cylinder head will go into full production in 2018 and the new production line will require at least 60 employees.

Dependant on production volume across the business at that time Montupet (UK) Ltd may need to recruit additional people.

Jim Burke, Managing Director said, “I am delighted to announce that Montupet (UK) Ltd has secured this production order with this major customer. It is very good news for the future of the plant and our workforce.

“The cylinder head, which goes into production in 2018, will secure jobs, and mean a significant investment in new plant and machinery.””

This cylinder head will be supplied to an Engine Plant in Eastern Europe.

Alan Malcomson, Product and Process Development Manager at Montupet UK, explained that this order emphasises the ability of the Dunmurry plant to compete in the global automotive marketplace, offering both quality and expertise while remaining economically competitive.“

“Montupet’s commitment to investing in training and expanding skills of its employees, embracing new technology and improving processes, enhances our competitiveness and helps safeguard the Dunmurry plant’s position in the international marketplace.,” he said.”

“This new business will result in a £8.2m investment at the Dunmurry Plant, will generate £60m turnover over the life of the product and secure over 60 jobs. “

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.

Also welcoming the news, Invest NI’s Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton said: ““Montupet UK has worked hard to position itself at the leading edge of casting industry efficiency and excellence.

“This contract will help to sustain jobs and secure the company’s long term future in international markets.””