Raising skills in the Automotive Supply Chain

We are delighted to be helping automotive components supplier Mecaplast Peterlee Ltd to enhance staff performance after being instrumental in it securing over £200,000 of skills funding.

The huge financial boost will allow at least 105 employees to undertake bespoke programmes to improve their manufacturing production prowess.

We will be helping upskill all direct manufacturing  job roles, including operators, managers and technicians.

The 24 month programme will see the instruction of staff in root cause analysis, Asset Care, advanced manufacturing tools and techniques, and leadership.

It comes 18 months after Mecaplast invested £6m in equipment and extending its premises at Fiennes Road, North West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, after securing major contracts with car giant Nissan.

By manufacturing parts for new models being introduced to Nissan’s Wearside plant, it was able to double its workforce to around 170.

Mecaplast Peterlee Ltd is part of the larger Mecaplast Group, which was founded in Monaco in 1955 and now has 26 plants worldwide.