Prodrive set to double staff numbers at composites factory

Prodrive, a technology consultancy and precision manufacturing specialist, is set to double its workforce at its composites plant in Milton Keynes — taking on an additional 80 people during 2013 — following significant new business from the automotive, aerospace and defence sectors.

The new contracts include the supply of cosmetic and large structural components for a European supercar and highly specialist applications such as components for a space telescope.

Prodrive has already increased its factory’s floor area to more than 32,000ft2 and is planning a further phase of expansion.