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Published on 04 October 2017

Berry Recruitment is already supplying close to 100 staff a day to the Gestamp operation in Llanelli after winning a contract with the car parts giant.

Following a rigorous tendering process, the family-owned national recruiter moved onto the site – one of four it works at for the Spanish-owned company.

Berry Recruitment is supplying workers from the town and surrounding villages who are working in roles including production operatives and logistics staff.

The site has existed since 1961 and was run by by Thyssenkrupp until Gestamp took it over in 2011 and three years later invested £60m. 

The plant uses a ‘hot stamping’ process, during which advanced ultra-high strength steel is formed into complex shapes more efficiently than with traditional cold stamping.

Gestamp produces parts for a variety of car makers including Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Toyota and has 450 workers at the site in Llanelli.

Matthew Breakwell, onsite sales director, said: “This is a show of confidence in our ability to supply the workers in this sector, it being just our latest contract win with Gestamp.

“Being onsite means the client has great trust in us to deliver, something we already do daily at our other operations with them.

“We have plenty of positions available in Llanelli so we’d love to hear from anyone looking for work.”

Stacey Davies, Gestamp HR manager, said: “We want to attract the most qualified talent to our plant to produce lighter and safer auto parts for our clients, the global car manufacturers.

“Berry have delivered an excellent service and a seamless transition since taking over.

“Their professionalism and expertise have been refreshing and in a short time they have developed rigour and pace around the implementation of core business tools that were previously absent.

“We are looking forward to a collaborative relationship with Berry, to drive the passion and performance of our jointly valued workforce.”

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