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Hi-tech engineering facility in Mid Wales opened by First Minister

A new hi-tech engineering facility in Newtown, which will create high-skilled research and developments (R&D) investment and jobs, has officially been opened by the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones yesterday.

Mid-Wales anchor company, Control Techniques, designs and manufactures variable speed drives for a range of commercial and industrial applications.

Control Techniques, a business unit of Emerson Industrial Automation, employs 500 plus people across its two facilities in Newtown and is one of the largest employers in Mid Wales. The Welsh Government has provided funding to secure the new R&D facility investment in Newtown.

First Minister Carwyn Jones said:

"Control Techniques is a world-class R&D facility and we’re pleased to be able to support a company that’s not only a major employer in Mid-Wales, but also a large contributor to the regional economy. I’m delighted that thanks to Welsh Government we’ve been able to secure the new R&D facility investment in Newtown.

"This is yet another example of how we are a pro-business government, working closely with companies to create jobs and growth in every part of Wales."

Scott Anderson, president of Control Techniques, said:

"We are proud of our long association with Mid Wales, and developing our operation here has always been a priority. The new facility will enable us to grow as a business, both physically and in terms of the technological advancements we can offer to our customers.

"It is also an important signal to the market that we are investing heavily in our technical capabilities, as we continue to research emerging technologies which will deliver the longer-term growth we are working towards.

"We are grateful to the First Minister for visiting our new Technology Centre, and to our various partners for their support throughout the design and planning stages. We continue looking forward to an exciting future here in Newtown."


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