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Electronics Production | April 23, 2008

Doncaster and Saygrove to invest in Wales

The US-American Doncasters Group and Saygrove will invest in facilities in Wales, UK to produce for the aerospace and defense segment.

Doncasters will create 125 additional jobs as part of its £16m expansion of its Blaenavon plant. This is followed by the announcement of Buckley-based Saygrove, which has won £25m-worth of new contracts, reports the icWales. The aviation sector is one of the biggest employers in the region and the industry gives work to around 10% of the UK workforce. Companies such as EADS, BAE, GE, General Dynamics, Raytheon and Thales have established production facilities in Wales. Doncaster had previously considered moving production to a new facility in Poland before opting for Blaenavon, Wales instead. North Wales aerospace and defence group Saygrove has won £25m-worth of contracts and plans to expand its operations with an additional 25,000 sq ft unit and a total workforce of 70.
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