A Black Country metal pressings firm has shared in the soaring success of Jaguar Land Rover by securing a £1 million contract.
West Bromwich-based Berck plans to take on new staff after landing a deal to supply metal and plastic parts.
Having previously worked as a second tier supplier for JLR, the new order marks a continuation in the business relationship, with Berck producing components for the car manufacturer’s new line of vehicles.
The new contract will see Berck making cable harness assemblies, battery terminal contacts and cable management solutions to eliminate the over-heating of wires in the engine.
The extra work has enabled the firm to expand their 63-strong workforce with another two members of staff, adding to their overall number of apprentices and championing the next generation of engineers at the same time.
Managing director Darren Yates said: “We have gained a reputation for really looking after our customers. We realise that they are busy people and we have always endeavoured to make it as easy for them as we can.”
The Business Daily reported last week that JLR continued its success by posting a 14 per cent rise in half-year sales.
The improvement came on the back of rising success in the UK, Far East and North America.
The car giant posted profits of £1.67 billion last year – among the largest ever seen in the West Midlands – and will invest £2.75 billion in its products and facilities in the financial year to March 2014.