Staffing boom after firm’s orders increase

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Brighouse engineering firm, Koso Kent Introl (KKI) has been on a recruitment drive, having taken on 14 new starters since August, including apprentices and design students.

And it is currently recruiting for design engineers.

The latest recruitment push has been driven by increased orders, requiring a range of new people and skills across the business, from apprentices and students to engineers and buyers.

Sales director David Limb said: “Our ethos is to nurture, train and develop each individual to become the very best in their field. We need to maintain a team of experienced people to achieve world-class engineering and manufacturing excellence for our global oil and gas customers.”

The valve company manufactures and exports standard service control valves, severe service control valves, high-technology surface choke valves and high-performance rotary valves to the oil and gas, petrochemical and power industries, worldwide.

In the last two years, the firm has opened an 18,000 square foot factory and a hi-tech £2 million machining centre in Brighouse, where it has been based for over 40 years.