New electronics jobs for Moray promised from £672k investment

OVER TWENTY NEW jobs took a major step to becoming reality when a Moray technology firm revealed they are extending their operations in Forres.

Scotland Electronics moved into their current premises at the Forres Enterprise Park in 2010 – now they are to expand with a new 15,000 square foot extension to the site being planned.

The firm say that when complete it will see at least 20 new skilled jobs being offered – alongside a number of administrative posts. Managing Director Mike Ramsey said that the company had leased the building – but have now completed a £672,000 purchase of Nova House to allow them to expand.

He explained: “We hope to have begun work on expanding the site by the end of this year – initially we will add 20 new jobs but it could well be higher depending on how business goes.

“The purchase is the key that will unlock the door to our growth in the future, we are very proud to have the heart of our business located in Moray with a world-class workforce producing world-class products.”

Scotland Electronics design equipment for the oil and gas, defence and aerospace sectors and were earlier this year pledged £669,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise to assist in developing the firm’s operations.

HIE manager in Moray, David Oxley, said: “We are looking at the extension to Scotland Electronics creating 20 or so jobs at above average wages. This will help promote Moray with a lot of expertise in high-tech engineering.”

There are currently 40 people employed at Nova House where the company operates the only advanced manufacturing and testing facility of its kind in Scotland.