Plus 160 new posts at aero firm

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A MACCLESFIELD firm is re­lo­cat­ing to a new premises and cre­at­ing 160 new jobs.

AvSup­port, an Aerospace sys­tems sup­plier based at Char­ter Way, Macclesfield, is mov­ing to Alder­ley Park as part of its ex­pan­sion.

The firm, which de­signs cut­ting-edge sys­tems for air­craft, will carry out light man­u­fac­tur­ing of air­craft parts. The newly cre­ated roles will be a mix of man­u­fac­tur­ing en­gi­neers, ad­min­is­tra­tors and man­agers.

Paul Heaton, man­ag­ing direc­tor of AvSup­port Ltd, which was founded 10 years ago, said: “We are very ex­cited at our move into man­u­fac­tur­ing and our re­lo­ca­tion to Alder­ley Park.

“We be­lieve that with our plans and the help and sup­port of Cheshire East Coun­cil we will cre­ate a great num­ber of new job op­por­tu­ni­ties over the next few years.”

The com­pany spe­cialises in the de­sign and devel­op­ment of air dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tems made from com­pos­ite ma­te­ri­als.

It also pro­vides air­craft man­u­fac­tur­ers with sup­port and as­sis­tance on sales, mar­ket­ing, project en­gi­neer­ing, pro­gramme man­age­ment and de­sign en­gi­neer­ing.

Its cus­tomers are mak­ers of com­mer­cial, mil­i­tary, fixed-wing and ro­tary air­craft and un­manned drones, in­clud­ing re­cent pro­grammes with Bom­bardier Aerospace and the Com­mer­cial Air­craft Cor­po­ra­tion of China (CO­MAC).

Cheshire East Coun­cil’s busi­ness en­gage­ment team, which pro­vides in­cen­tives for busi­nesses to ex­pand, will be as­sist­ing the com­pany with re­cruit­ment and fund­ing for equip­ment and ma­chin­ery.

Coun­cil­lor Michael Jones, leader of Cheshire East Coun­cil said: “AvSup­port’s plan to move to Alder­ley Park is a great boost for the Coun­cil’s ef­forts to at­tract ad­vanced man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies to ex­pand in the Bor­ough.

“The com­pany is a leader in a dy­namic, global in­dus­try and we look for­ward to it cre­at­ing many high-value jobs of the type which Cheshire East res­i­dents want.”

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