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Town's reputation as centre for technology and manufacturing draws major company

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: December 19, 2013

By Tony Lennox

  • SKILLED WORKFORCE. . . Mark Wetton, CG Power Solutions vice president.

  • MEET THE TEAM . . . Staff at CG Power Solutions outside their new offices in Stafford.

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ONE OF the world's leading engineering companies has chosen Stafford as the site of its latest office - with the promise of new jobs in the region.

CG Power Solutions UK, part of the Indian-based Avantha Group, is setting up its fourth UK office in the town - drawn by the area's growing reputation as a centre for technology and manufacturing..

Mark Wetton, regional vice president for CG, said: "We have chosen Stafford for our new UK office because it has a long-established and successful engineering tradition in high voltage power, transmission and distribution grid systems."

The company has three existing centres in the UK, in Stockport, Jarrow and Renfrewshire, Scotland.

The new office is designed to complement the work of these centres, servicing major clients, which include several power utilities, railway companies and other industries.

CG says that Stafford was an attractive choice, given that it is home to the computer science and IT campus of Staffordshire University.

Mr Wetton said: "CG will tap the youth, skill and experience of the local workforce.

"The new office will lead to the creation of jobs in the area and, in the longer term, will provide training and development possibilities, as well as apprenticeship opportunities for young engineers."

The new office, which is based on the Stafford Technology Park, will carry out sales support, project management, design, and engineering, for a range of clients.

The company's produces products for the power industry. Specific areas of expertise include transmission and distribution power products, automation, oil and gas, and industry motors and drives solutions.

CG also has a very strong industrial portfolio.

Mr Wetton added: "I believe that the Stafford office will help us better meet the needs of our UK customers, while enabling us to accelerate our growth plans here."

The company is based inFerranti Court, Stafford.

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