£1m investment at King’s Lynn steel company to create more jobs
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A family business has invested £1m into new technology to strengthen its position as a leading metal processor in the East of England.
A new laser cutting machinery has been installed at Optima Stainless in King's Lynn, which will yield a 30pc increase in production growth overnight.
The steel firm, based in the Hardwick Narrows Industrial Estate, will also see an expansion on site in May, which will include a 15,000 sq ft warehouse bringing 12 new jobs within a year.
Manager Andy Knowles said: 'The laser cutter is pretty full on, there are only three cutters like it in the UK at the moment at a working stage.
'We can expect new positions to be created, we foresee the need for additional drivers, warehouse operatives, sales staff and laser operatives.'
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Optima was founded in 1992, initially running from a family home using the garage as storage. Over the years, the initial team of nine employees grew to 50.
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