New contract brings further boost to Montupet

A view inside the Montupet plant
A view inside the Montupet plant

A new production contract to produce a second new cylinder head for the global automotive market will bring total investment at the Montupet (UK) plant in Dunmurry to £14 million and underwrite more than 100 jobs the firm has said.

Announcing the second major project in as many months, managing director Jim Burke said it was a major event for the plant.

“Director of has secured the production order for a second new

“Combined with the order received just four weeks ago, it means a total investment in Belfast of over £14m and will secure more than 100 jobs from 2018 onwards.

“This is great news for the future of the plant and for our employees.”

The cylinder head will be supplied to an engine plant in Eastern Europe.

Alan Malcomson, product and process development manager said the order emphasised the ability of the plant to compete in the global automotive marketplace, offering both quality and expertise while remaining economically competitive.

“Montupet’s commitment to investing in training and expanding skills of its employees, embracing new technology and improving processes, enhances our competitiveness and positions the Dunmurry plant at the leading edge of casting industry efficiency and excellence.

“This contract will sustain jobs and secure the company’s long term future in international markets.”

The French-based group celebrated 25 years of production at Dunmurry in 2015 with over 600 employees producing cylinder heads for companies including General Motors, Ford and Peugeot / Citroen.

“Securing this order is a tremendous achievement for Montupet UK and its Northern Ireland operation,” said Invest NI chief executive Alastair Hamilton.

“This success is underpinned by the company’s commitment to innovation and continuous improvement which is now clearly paying dividends for this business.”