Sigma Components expands creating jobs

Sigma Components – a leading manufacturer of precision-engineered components and fixings for the aerospace sector – is investing £250,000 expanding its facilities in Leicestershire to meet growing customer demand.

The company, which is headquartered on Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate, has opened a new 25,000 square foot facility on the adjacent Harrowbrook Industrial Estate, creating 15 new jobs.


Sigma Components – a leading manufacturer of precision-engineered components and fixings for the aerospace sector – is investing £250,000 expanding its facilities in Leicestershire to meet growing customer demand.

The company, which is headquartered on Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate, has opened a new 25,000 square foot facility on the adjacent Harrowbrook Industrial Estate, creating 15 new jobs.

The facility will operate primarily as a new product development site, while providing valuable additional capacity to meet shifting client demands.

Mark Johnson, founder and managing director of Sigma Components, said: “The last 18 months have been an exciting time for the business, with the acquisition of three additional UK manufacturing sites in Derby, Buckingham and Farnborough. While these acquisitions were part of a move to bring specialist capabilities in house, the expansion of the Hinckley facility is driven primarily by growing customer demand. Capacity has been an issue in the aerospace sector for a number of years now and this new facility is part of our ongoing strategy to provide genuine manufacturing solutions to our customers. The new site operates as a smaller-scale version of the main Hinckley factory, allowing the team to work in partnership with client’s in-house teams to introduce new components in short-runs before transitioning approved programmes to the larger facility.

“By utilising the same cell layout in both sites, we are also able to flex production schedules to accommodate emergency runs for existing programmes, providing customers with invaluable extra capacity.”

Sigma Components manufactures a range of airframe and power plant components for leading aerospace OEMs in a variety of traditional and composite materials.

The company exhibited with the Midlands Aerospace Alliance at the Paris Airshow where Mark Johnson met the Trade Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon.  The Minister said:

"Thanks to innovative companies like Sigma, the UK's aerospace sector remains number one in Europe. Only by striving to continuously improve our already world-class products and services, can we expect to maintain the top spot. 

 "Sigma's new investment will ensure customer needs continue to be met. It is positive news for the local economy and underpins the continuing success of the company and the UK as a place to do business."

www.sigmacomponents.co.uk


Trade Minister meets Sigma

Business & Energy Minister Michael Fallon &

Mark Johnson, MD of Sigma Precision Components

at the Paris Airshow