A Birmingham plastic injection moulding specialist says it is benefiting from the UK automotive boom after landing more than £1 million of new contracts.
Barkley Plastics has announced new work including interior parts and light guides for several major automotive original equipment manufacturers and a rapidly expanding supercar manufacturer.
It comes after a positive year for the company which has seen it hire 15 new staff, exceed sales targets and invest more than £500,000 in new machinery.
This has given it the capacity to produce larger components and to manufacture more than 50 million mouldings every year for automotive clients and customers involved in construction, electronics, medical and retail.
Business development manager Matt Harwood said: "We have always been a trusted supplier to the tier ones and car makers and that is what the business has been built on.
"Having said that, the last 18 months has been some of our most successful in this arena.
"Investment in the domestic auto sector has gone through the roof and we have certainly benefited from being located close to a number of major plants.
"There is also a willingness to buy parts from the UK, with many of the orders we've secured won back from overseas."
The company is a member of business body Midlands Assembly Network and said it was about to launch a new group with the network which it believed could lead to more than £2 million of additional orders.