2 minute read - 5th May 2022
Growth sees Howmet create jobs at Telford plant
Telford-based Howmet Fastening Systems (HFS) is looking to recruit around 40 new positions during a period of substantial growth. The manufacturers of Huck® lockbolts and blind fasteners have committed to several large investments which will enable the company to produce a larger range of Huck® products than has ever been possible at this location.
The company is part of Howmet Aerospace, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, USA, and employs over 19,900 people around the world. Howmet Aerospace produces various manufactured and engineered parts for a range of large-scale, safety critical applications.
The Telford location has been occupied by the fastener manufacturer since 1985. In 2017, the company expanded into the neighbouring unit to increase available manufacturing and office space to 100,000 square feet.
HFS Industrial Division has achieved growth in not only its traditional markets, (truck, trailer, rail, specialised machinery) but also in emerging markets such as green energy (solar and wind), automated warehousing, and electric vehicles.
Since 2015, there have been significant investments in the Telford site with over $12m worth of manufacturing equipment. The company are preparing to invest an additional $5m into further expanding manufacturing capabilities in early 2023.
Lucy Moloney, HR manager at HFS Telford, said: “This is an exciting time for Howmet. The demand for our product is growing which means that we are able to create new job opportunities across the business, and create an additional shift within our manufacturing and operational areas with ongoing plans for future investment.”
Currently, there are 175 people employed by HFS at the Telford site. This will increase to around 210 employees by the end of the year.
Further information on the roles available can be found here.