Major growth in international markets is putting a Staffordshire engineering company on course for its best ever year.

Mec Com, a specialist in fabrication, light assembly, coil winding and general machining, is looking to hit £12 million of annual sales in 2013 after demand for its total manufacturing solutions secured more than £2.5 million of orders from China, India and Tunisa.

As part of the expansion, the firm has invested nearly £1 million on the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Trumpf laser cutting machine, a solvent free powder coating plant and the creation of 20 new jobs to take its total workforce to 130.

It has also become the latest member of the Midlands Assembly Network (MAN), a collective of nine world class sub contractors offering capabilities in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.

Mec Com’s managing director Richard Bunce said: “We’ve enjoyed year-on-year growth since the management buyout in 2005 and this has been achieved by continuing to look at ways where we can ‘add value’ to the customer.

“This may be through delivering outstanding quality, cost and delivery, it may be about taking on the assembly of a product as an additional service or even offering a solution to a long-term manufacturing problem. We are continually investing in automation and in training our workforce on the best lean processes.

‘‘It’s an effective combination that delivers greater than 99.75 per cent right first time components and 95.5 per cent on time deliveries.”

Mec Com supplies components into the power generation, food processing, rail, medical and renewable energy sectors for clients including Alstom, DEK, Schneider Electric and Siemens.