Bolton based manufacturer Installation solutions announced a record intake of new recruits, with 15 additional employees joining this summer.

The subcontractor manufacturer of cable assemblies, wiring harnesses and control panels, which supplies firms including Ford, Siemens and Vodafone, has posted a 20% rise in sales and is forecasting a record financial year. Despite the economic challenges facing the industry at the moment and a shrinking labor pool, Assembly Solutions has seen an increase in manufacturing capabilities in the UK, which has resulted in a number of significant contracts for the production of cables and harnesses.

With 15 new starters joining over the summer, the company has reached a record workforce of 90 full-time employees. The new starters include three apprentices; Alex Waterworth, Isabelle Hargreaves and Jamie Preston who are starting careers in the technical and engineering department.

Recruitment shows no signs of slowing down as the company is still actively seeking new team members to fill positions in the production and quality departments.

Increased demand has seen Bolton-based subcontractor Assembly Solutions create new jobs / Photo: Assembly Solutions

Sophie Balshaw, HR Director at Assembly Solutions, said: “It’s been a challenging year trying to hire the right people, but with patience and positivity we’ve now built a really strong team that’s helping the company achieve amazing things. Our priority is to continue to grow with people who bring great energy and believe in our mission and vision to create the best customer experience and be the best in class. I am so excited to see all the new starters shine and look forward to creating many more job opportunities for the people of Bolton and the surrounding areas.”

Sophie co-owns Assembly Solutions with her two brothers, Gareth and Oliver Balshaw, after the company was taken over by their father and founder Graham Balshaw in 2020.


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Growth sees Assembly Solutions create new jobs

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