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WEC secures partnership deal with MTL Group

WEC Group has secured a partnership deal with steel engineering specialist MTL Group, saving 135 jobs.
23rd February 2015

WEC Group has secured a partnership deal to bring MTL Group (now trading as MTL Advanced) out of administration, saving 135 jobs.

The addition of MTL more than doubles WEC Group's current engineering capacity and the Company will now have almost 600 staff working across five sites in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Merseyside.

The deal has created one of the largest laser cutting operations in the UK's fabrication and engineering sector. It has also increased its metal purchasing power and its ability to handle larger metal cutting work.

Wayne Wild, commercial director of WEC Group, said: "We are delighted to have reached an agreement which will save the jobs of more than 130 workers in South Yorkshire.

This move greatly increases our metal purchasing power, and it will also allow us to offer MTL Group's expertise to our growing customer base whilst giving its customers access to the work the wider WEC Group can deliver for them."

The contract manufacturing specialist is capable of handling all sizes and types of work from carbon steel to aluminium and it works in a range of sectors including defence and security, construction and quarrying, offshore and renewable energy, recycling and rail.

MTL also carries out CNC machining, fabrication with robotics and has semi-automated and manual welding stations. Together WEC Group now has a total of 18 laser, four waterjet and two plasma cutting machines on its plant list.

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