South Yorkshire-based MTL Superior has been chosen to produce armored metal for the manufacturing of the UK’s MoD Boxer Armoured Automobile Programme, underneath a £-multi-million, multi-year contract awarded collectively by WFEL and dad or mum firm KMW. The armored materials shall be used within the Boxer automobile hull meeting, which shall be fabricated at WFEL’s specialist Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Stockport. In a significant enhance to the area people, this contract award has contributed to the creation of 30 new jobs at MTL Superior, who’ve additionally welcomed 12 new Apprentices to their Engineering & Welding Apprentice Academy throughout September, demonstrating MTL’s ongoing dedication to coaching the subsequent era of Engineers.? MTL Superior says that investing within the subsequent era of gifted engineers is vital to their ongoing success.

MTL Superior has invested in extra of £2m in new capital tools to assist assist this undertaking and meet elevated demand. The brand new investments have been unfold across the numerous manufacturing cells of the Rotherham enterprise, to supply an enhancement incapacity, according to the manufacturing schedules for the UK Boxer automobiles contract. The corporate has additionally recruited an extra 4 younger job seekers as a part of the nationwide KickStart marketing campaign and new Graduate schemes have additionally been introduced ahead, to upskill MTL’s workers and supply them with additional schooling and profession development alternatives.


MTL Superior Basic Supervisor, Karl Stewart, stated: “We’re excited to have been awarded this main contract, which is able to enable us to work in partnership with WFEL and KMW on such an necessary UK Defence undertaking. We stay up for partaking carefully with WFEL and KMW’s engineering groups and leveraging our armour manufacturing experience to assist make this Boxer Automobile program an ideal success for the British Military. As an organization positioned on the coronary heart of the Sheffield-Rotherham Superior Manufacturing hall, the area that was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, we’re immensely proud to have the ability to convey such a prestigious multi-year contract to Rotherham for the advantage of our area people.”

That is the newest sub-contract to be awarded by WFEL, a key associate within the manufacture of the Boxer Armoured Autos for the British Military, underneath the $2.3 bn contract signed in November 2019 between ARTEC and the UK MoD. The corporate shall be attending a KickStart recruitment occasion on Wednesday twelfth January on the Youth Hub at Rotherham United Group Sports activities Belief, New York Stadium. Native people shall be introduced with the chance to use to one of many newly created positions and work on thrilling contracts, such because the UK Boxer Programme. MTL Superior will even be internet hosting an open night throughout Nationwide Apprenticeship Week 2022 on Thursday tenth February, the place native college leavers and anybody fascinated by beginning a profession in engineering shall be welcome to debate the corporate’s apprenticeship alternatives for September 2022.

Boxer 8X8 Multirole Armoured Combating (Picture by KMW)