UK composite tooling company Pentaxia says that it plans to expand, adding more than 20 new jobs and moving to new manufacturing and office space later in 2017.

This follows growth of more than 60% during the past twelve months, the company says, due to an increase in demand for components from the aerospace, automotive and motorsport industries.

The team is currently recruiting for a composites project engineer, a management accountant and trainee laminators, with more recruitment planned next year. The firm has also invested in two new Italmatic autoclaves, a new clean room and fitting complex for the new site. Current plans also include new machine tools and additional paint facilities.

‘The National Composites Centre predicts huge growth in this market and if that’s correct, then we will need all this available space in the future,’ said managing director Stephen Ollier.

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