New jobs in Shropshire after car parts firm Stadco wins £15m contract

Stadco assembly line Image copyright Stadco
Image caption Stadco opened its factory in Telford in July 2011

About 200 jobs could be created at a Shropshire engineering firm after it won a £15m contract to supply car parts to Jaguar Land Rover.

Stadco said the jobs would be at its factories in Shrewsbury and Telford which would have new assembly lines and machines installed.

It said its total workforce at sites in Shropshire, Powys in Mid Wales and Castle Bromwich would be 1,100 by 2016.

Shropshire Council described it as a "massive boost" for the local economy.

Leader Keith Barrow said: "It is a huge vote of confidence in the Shropshire workforce and will increase the number of highly skilled and high tech jobs locally."

Stadco makes panels for vehicles built by Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, General Motors and BMW.

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