Contract manufacturing specialist MTL Group, will create 50 jobs in new premises situated in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Following a management buyout in 2006, the business has more than doubled in size and is now relocating from its current premises to a new 300,000 square feet advanced manufacturing facility in Rotherham, which will house the company’s equipment and will provide space for continued expansion.

MTL Group, which laser cuts, bends, machines and fabricates steel to customers’ requirements has a global blue-chip customer base including BAE, Caterpillar, Babcock and Renault Truck Defence. High profile projects include the supply of armoured belly-plates for increasing IED protection on British Army vehicles in Afghanistan and key structural components for offshore wind farms.

The company has recently signed its largest-ever export contract worth £4m to supply components to a German defence and aerospace group. It has expanded its export markets beyond Europe to North Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America.