Progress re­port on CAF factory

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Train builder CAF and senior Welsh Assem­bly politi­cians have met to dis­cuss progress on the Span­ish com­pany’s plans to re­cruit staff for its new New­port factory.

An­nounced in July last year ( RAIL 831), the site will em­ploy some 300 peo­ple. CAF Chief Ex­ec­u­tive An­drés Arizko­r­reta met Welsh First Min­is­ter Car­wyn Jones and Cabi­net Sec­re­tary for Economy and Trans­port Ken Skates. Jones said: “We must re­mind the world Wales means busi­ness, and that’s ex­actly what we’ve been do­ing this week.”

CAF will start a re­cruit­ment cam­paign this spring, with train­ing and ap­pren­tice­ships be­gin­ning in the au­tumn. The com­pany plans to de­velop a ‘clus­ter’ of lo­cal and na­tional com­pa­nies to sup­ply parts for the trains. No or­ders have yet been con­firmed for the site.

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