New Willenhall jobs from Roadlink growth

New Willenhall jobs from Roadlink growth

Commercial vehicle parts supplier, Roadlink International, has expanded its brake caliper remanufacturing facility in Willenhall, increasing its production capacity, which will lead to the creation of new jobs.

Currently employing 60 members of staff, the company’s £750,000 investment also aims to drive business to the surrounding area, as customers throughout the UK and abroad visit the Roadlink site on Strawberry Lane.

Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) chief executive, Mike Hawes, officially opened the new facility on Monday 14 March, at an event attended by more than 50 dignitaries from the trade and local area.

David Sedgley, Roadlink chairman, said: “The Wolverhampton area is an accessible hub for businesses throughout the UK and we are delighted to unveil our new facility in such a great location.

“This launch will not only create job prospects for the local community, but it will continue to cement Roadlink’s position as one of the largest commercial vehicle parts remanufacturing companies in the UK.”

Helen Arthur, joint managing director, said: “We expect to create a significant number of new jobs over the next three-to-five years following this expansion of our remanufacturing facilities.

“Staff joining Roadlink will benefit from high quality training and development in line with ‘Investors in People’ (IiP) principles, this accreditation having been held continuously for more than 15 years.”