Hexadex Group begins recruitment drive
Three specialised engineering firms have announced significant investment and expansion plans for 2019.
Thanks to £5m of investment in new equipment and skills, Eminox, Hooton Engineering and CWM Automation, all part of the Hexadex Group, created nearly 70 jobs and supported 14 apprenticeships in 2018. The businesses, all based in Gainsborough, but operating nationally and internationally, plan to increase these numbers further in 2019.
The three companies have been able to expand and diversify following significant investment, backed by Hexadex, which in turn has allowed them to support the local economy by creating a range of skilled job opportunities.
Each company is known for its bespoke engineering skills, leading edge products and dedication to staff training and innovation. Overall the companies have a workforce totalling 430 people.
Eminox Limited is a world leader in designing and manufacturing specialised emissions control systems for names such as Scania, Volvo and Caterpillar. These reduce harmful emissions and enable truck, bus and heavy machinery operators to better protect the environment and meet tightening air quality regulations. On the back of its growing order book, Eminox has invested over £4m in new equipment and staff training to continue the ongoing expansion of the company.
Hooton Engineering plans to double its growth in 2019 and will be expanding to a new, larger site on North Warren Road, Gainsborough. The company, which manufactures small to medium sized fabrications, mainly in stainless steel, works with businesses such as Derby Homes, Kerry Foods, Hovis and Noble Foods.
CWM Automation joined the Hexadex Group in October 2018. Having outgrown its current site, it will also be relocating to new premises that are nearly three times larger in 2019. The company creates bespoke machinery. Its new site will allow it to facilitate larger turnkey projects and to deliver the higher workload that growth will bring.
These businesses have major plans for worldwide expansion, and are committed to delivering a full range of exciting career development opportunities for the next generation of workers. There are global opportunities to work across Europe, China, Australia and the USA.
According to Engineering UK, the country will need 1.8 million new engineers and technicians by 2025.
Mick Williams managing director for CWM Automation, said, ‘Due to the rapid growth we are experiencing we will be moving into larger premises in 2019. Becoming part of the Hexadex Group has meant that we can now expand the business further and enter new fields – and with that comes the opportunity for new jobs.’