New build supports expansion of specialist engineering business in Mid Wales and 20 new jobs

A new production facility is helping a global engineering business to expand its operations in Mid Wales, creating 20 new jobs.

Dynacast, a specialist in precision engineering, die casting and metal injection moulding has this week moved into a new 530m2 facility alongside its existing headquarters and production site at the Offa’s Dyke Business Park near Welshpool, Powys.

It appointed Mid Wales-based architectural and property design practice Hughes Architects to design the new facility which will allow it to expand its production. Walton Build were the contractors. It already employs 90 people at Welshpool.

Dynacast works with customers throughout the world turning ideas into high quality precision engineered components. It has facilities throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

Its customers come from virtually any industry-consumer sector, from electronics to automotive and healthcare.

“Dynacast UK came to us with a brief to create a modern facility that would allow the business a flexible approach to its expanding operations,” said Richard Lewis, an architect at Hughes Architects which has offices at Newtown, Welshpool and Aberystwyth.

“From design to planning and then build, we’ve worked closely with the management team and building contractors Walton Build, based at Leighton, to ensure they have a facility that is more than ideal for their current and future needs.”

Mike Brettell, Managing Director of Dynacast, said it had been important to be be able to work with architects who understood and could manage the whole process coupled with a building contractor who could deliver on time and to the highest quality and budget.

“We’re undergoing growth globally and we needed more production space at our Welshpool headquarters. Working with Hughes Architects we ensured the process from design through to planning and final build was dealt with efficiently and with as few problems as possible.”

He added: “That’s exactly what we got and we’re very pleased with the final result which we’re currently expanding production into.”

The company is currently moving production equipment into the facility which will go live within the coming months.