South West Wales

Oil and gas firm Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies creates 60 jobs

An oil and gas company is creating 60 new jobs at its base in Port Talbot.

Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies invested £11m consolidating its three sites into one manufacturing centre on the Baglan Industrial Estate.

The Welsh government has put £3m into the deal, which will also secure a further 90 jobs.

Economy Minister Edwina Hart said the company, which has moved into the former Panasonic site, would make a major financial contribution in Wales.

"This investment illustrates the company's commitment to Wales and I am pleased the Welsh government is able to support this expansion," she said.

Richard T Schmidt, president and chief executive of Freudenberg, added: "The investment in Wales will enable the business to grow, remain competitive and become more efficient."

The company has 22 sites in nine countries around the world.

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