Boeing deal seals record year for MetLase

Jon Ham, lead engineer at MetLase.
Jon Ham, lead engineer at MetLase.

Mechanical engineer MetLase is celebrating a record year after securing a three-year contract with Boeing.

The tooling specialist, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart, is set to hire four to help supply Boeing’s new Sheffield factory.

It is the latest in a line of business wins that include partnerships with blue chip companies in automotive, aerospace and energy – marking a 70 per cent annual increase in sales for the Rotherham firm.

MetLase, which employs 25 at the AMP Technology Centre, is due to start delivering the first fixtures this week as part of a three-year contract.

Director Steve Dunn said: “The long-term agreement with Boeing marks a new chapter for our business, as it will enable us to become an integral part of its future plans to develop intelligent and connected fixturing and tooling solutions.

“We will produce fixtures that are lighter than traditional alternatives and can be produced in weeks not months."

He added: “This contract is an ideal way to celebrate our third birthday and is also excellent news for the region, with two other local companies – Maher Ltd and Nikken – also being awarded contracts.”