A fast-growing advanced engineering firm based in the US is set to expand its presence in Wales by establishing a new Centre of Excellence in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The centre will see the creation of 75 new jobs and support a further 200 indirect jobs, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething confirmed.
The minister made the announcement as he officially opened the new Welsh Engineering HQ of Sierra Nevada Corporation Mission Systems UK LTD (SNC MS UK) – the UK subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), at Bro Tathan in the Vale of Glamorgan.
SNC specialises in developing advanced engineering technologies in space systems, commercial solutions, and national security.
The Welsh government says it has supported the company’s move to establish a “significant” presence in Wales.
The company has taken on a long-term lease on an aircraft hangar at Bro Tathan in the Vale of Glamorgan to create a “Mission Systems Centre of Excellence”.
The firm, which has invested significantly to upgrade the hanger’s infrastructure, already employ 46 people at the site.
Economy Minister Vaughan Gething said: “The Welsh government is working to develop the industries of the future here in Wales, which will create good, well-paid new jobs for people across the country.
“I’m delighted the Welsh government has been able to attract one of the USA’s fastest growing companies to Wales.
“As a blue-chip company in future technology, Sierra Nevada Mission Systems UK will create new high-tech, well-paid jobs at Bro Tathan, which will be a major boost to the local economy in the Vale of Glamorgan.”
He added: “I’m particularly pleased the company have committed to employing service veterans, which allows them to utilise their considerable knowledge, skills, and networks.”
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