03/03/2014

Sony To Create 26 Jobs In Wales

Sony is to create 26 new jobs at its manufacturing base in Bridgend, Wales.

In a statement, the firm said the roles would be on the production line and at its UK Technology Centre (UKTEC) in Pencoed.

It is understood the employees will work on both Sony and non-Sony products at the factory, including medical devices, advanced LED technology and the Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer.

Steve Dalton, Managing Director of UKTEC, said: "We've had a successful few years, which has seen us expand our Sony product portfolio as well as win significant manufacturing deals of non-Sony products.

"This diversification has been our key to survival. It has lead to our success and enabled us to create additional job opportunities in Wales."

Economy Minister, Edwina Hart, also welcomed the news. She is quoted as saying: "I am delighted to hear that Sony is creating new jobs – the UKTEC is going from strength to strength, winning new business from within the Sony Corporation while also winning significant third-party manufacturing contracts.

"Sony is one of our Anchor Companies making an important contribution to the Welsh economy in terms of jobs, skills development and investment and their latest expansion is great news."

(JP)

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