MarchantCain has appointed a new head of business development and sales for Germany to join the team it already has in the UK.
The appointment comes at a time when the business has also grown its development team with the addition of two new design engineers.
The recruitment drive means the business has doubled its headcount over the past three months, after tripled its turnover and profitability over the last year.
Managing director Rob Marchant said: “Our growth last year was way beyond what we had planned, and we are well on course to reach our financial targets for this year.
“By having a presence in Germany this year and expanding our base in the UK, we are well placed to expand into Europe over the next 12 months and globally over the next three years.”
The latest quarterly EEF Manufacturing Outlook for 2015 showed that optimism and confidence for manufacturing in the UK had declined, but the automotive industry was one of the most positive sectors, which has largely been down to this sector leading the way on innovation.
Marchant added: “I think our own success shows the way the automotive industry is heading. Companies in this sector are striving for greater innovation.
“We’ve seen this in hybrid and driverless cars and the future of car manufacturing is an exciting prospect.
“We specialise in helping automotive OEMs make small improvements to their vehicle designs, which make a big difference in overall performance and as the market becomes more innovative, we are predicting even greater demand for our services.”