The Herald Business - - Commercial Feature -

MARTIN AERO­SPACE saw its busi­ness take off fol­low­ing a change of fo­cus – now, thanks to £100,000 of ad­di­tional sup­port from UKSE, the La­nark-based en­gi­neer­ing firm, which spe­cialises in com­po­nents for air­craft en­gines, is to cre­ate 11 new jobs and in­vest in new ma­chin­ery.

UKSE has ploughed £300,000 into the com­pany and is an eq­uity share­holder. With an or­der book amount­ing to £8mil­lion, Martin Aero­space has started re­cruit­ing to boost its 65 full-time staff, with the firm’s an­nual in­take of ap­pren­tices ris­ing to four, with two al­ready en­rolled.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Wil­liam Martin says: “Our re­newed fo­cus on civil aero­space over the past seven years has com­pletely trans­formed the busi­ness and I have no doubt we are now con­cen­trat­ing on the right mar­ket.

“The cur­rent boom, es­pe­cially in the Far East, of­fers a per­fect op­por­tu­nity for Martin Aero­space to grow and of­fer its spe­cial­ist ex­per­tise fur­ther across the sec­tor and the con­tin­ued sup­port from UK Steel En­ter­prise is al­low­ing us to build on our ex­ist­ing re­sources to re­alise this growth.”

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