A Worcestershire politician has welcomed news that manufacturing giant Siemens is investing £27 million in a state-of-the-art factory on a new business park in the county.
The company’s additive manufacturing specialist Materials Solutions will move to the Worcester Six Business Park near Warndon in September, creating around 55 new jobs.
The move will allow the business to increase its fleet of 3D printing machines from 15 to 50 over the next five years and the facility will be a focal point for collaboration between Materials Solutions and UK Siemens Digital Factory division.
West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver, who lives in Worcester, said it was “good to see a firm expanding and needing bigger premises”.
He added: “This is cutting-edge technology and proof that international companies have faith in Britain as a place of innovation and with superb trading prospects post Brexit.
“The relocation of Materials Solutions to Worcester Six – which is ideally situated at the heart of the Midlands motorway network – follows the news that healthcare product-based Kimal hopes to create 100 additional jobs when it moves to a new £13 million headquarters there this summer.
“Worcestershire County Council expects the £120 million business park to provide 1.5 million sq ft of accommodation and create up to 5,000 jobs. Let’s hope the momentum starts to build now with these two confidence-building acquisitions.”