Jobs boost for Borders

An American electronics company has created over 50 jobs at its Borders factory since August.

Over 50 jobs created in Borders since August

An American electronics company has created more than 50 jobs at its Borders factory since August.

The Plexus factory, based in Kelso, have hired 57 workers across a range of the company's business including manufacturing, warehousing, engineering, quality and purchasing.

Plexus Manufacturing Solutions Kelso currently has 350 employees who produce complex high-tech products.

The company, based in Wisconsin, currently has 13 plants on three continents with a total workforce of almost 8,000.

""Driven by increasing demand from our UK customers we are delighted to beexpanding our team in Kelso.

"This facility continues to be an important part of Plexus' strategy in Scotland and the growth demonstrates our continued commitment to developing engineering and maunfacturing opportunities in the region."

– Frank Zycinski, General Manager, Plexus Manufacturing Solutions Kelso

""To see a global company like Plexus having the confidence to expand like this, is in itself, a pointer to perhaps green shoots appearing on the economic horizon.

"It is especially good for us in the Borders with so many new jobs being created. This news, plus the decision by Chanel to take over Barrie Knitwear's business in Hawick indicates that major manufacturing business has confidence in the Borders."

– Spokesperson, Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce

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