A KINMEL Bay precision tool manufacturing company plans to create 23 high skilled jobs.

Consort Precision Diamond produces sophisticated tools for Rolls Royce and other automotive and aerospace companies. It has an expansion plan which needs it to recruit up to 23 employees in a range of jobs including: engineering, sales, machining and grinding, diamond setting and in office roles. It will train employees where appropriate.

Its £2 million capacity and capability expansion project is to be spread over two years and will be completed in three stages. Stage one will be completed by end of March.

A spokesman for the company explained it manufacturers are very tight tolerance tools which are made using diamonds.

He said: “The tools are used to in grinding wheels used in grinding for aerospace, automotive, and production tooling applications.

“In the case of Rolls Royce, they use our rotary dressers to put the desired forms into the grinding wheels which then grind the same into the aerospace engine components.”

Economy Minister, Ken Skates said the Welsh Government had contributed £200,000 in support of the first phase of the expansion that will see Consort Precision Diamond building a new premises and increasing its head count to almost 170.

He said: “Consort Precision Diamond actually exports extensively to markets outside of the EU, meaning that it is a stronger position to deal with the changes and challenges that Brexit will bring.”

Nevertheless Mr Skates also urged the company urged them to take advantage of the range of support offered to Welsh businesses to help them prepare and build resilience ahead of Brexit.