Expansion boost for Summit

Jarrow electronics firm Summit 1 Technology, which specialises in printed circuit board assembly for the automotive and industrial markets, is creating 18 jobs as part of expansion plans


Jarrow electronics firm Summit 1 Technology, which specialises in printed circuit board (PCB) assembly for the automotive and industrial markets, is creating 18 jobs as part of expansion plans.



Summit 1 Technology has secured an £82,000 Selective Finance for Investment grant from RDA One NorthEast to bolster its expansion project, which will include the purchase of a new production line to meet increased demand, boosting its production capacity by 25 per cent.



Currently employing 67 members of staff, the 18 new roles will range from assembly work to senior technical positions.



The company’s client list includes RDM Automotive, for which it produces the stolen vehicle tracking systems fitted to prestige vehicles including Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover.



Ian Walton, managing director at Summit 1 Technology , said: ‘The grant support from One NorthEast will really help us to meet the increased demand we have seen in recent months. Everyone is looking forward to seeing the new production line in action as it will really make a difference to our business by increasing our capacity and giving access to new markets and customers.’



Ian Williams, director of business and industry at One NorthEast, said: ‘Summit 1 Technology is a great example of a rapidly expanding firm in a highly competitive sector and I am delighted that One NorthEast can show its support for the company. I look forward to watching its development in the years to come.’