September 12, 2017 @ 10:14 by Alison Cowie
Software company, metrology software products Ltd (MSP),has expanded by 50 per cent, increasing its development facilities in the North East to six. This strategic expansion comes after securing new contracts in Australia, India, Mexico and North America. The additional space will house a completely new product team, new machinery for vital research and development and provide the capacity for future increases to the workforce.
Launched in 2002, the company develops software that identifies errors on machine tools before machining starts, hugely increasing productivity. Its patented solution is unique within the manufacturing industry and, as a result, the company has enjoyed success within many sectors, such as aerospace, Formula 1 and, most recently, 3D printed parts.
As part of this expansion, MSP is looking to fulfil a number of new vacancies. There are currently positions available, with the company aiming to increase their workforce further in the next five years. The immediate vacancies are currently listed on the company’s website.
To celebrate this milestone, the company held an opening ceremony this month, with the chief executive of the North East England Chamber of Commerce, James Ramsbotham, in attendance to officially open the three new facilities:
He said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been invited to carry out this official opening and congratulate MSP on such an important expansion. At the North East England Chamber of Commerce we are really impressed with MSP’s level of innovation and their well-deserved success over the past fifteen years. The company’s strong reputation and global presence is remarkable. It is tremendous to see a Northumberland business demonstrating continual improvement and profitable growth at the very forefront of their industry. This expansion is a testimony to MSP’s commitment to the North East and highlights the Region’s strength and potential for successful manufacturing businesses.
From me, and everyone at the chamber, we applaud this expansion and wish MSP every continued success in the future.”
Also present was Berwick MP, Anne Marie Trevelyan, who said: “I would like to congratulate MSP on this great expansion and their success over the past fifteen years. It is fantastic to see such an innovative company thriving within Northumberland to become such an integral part of the local economy.
“I am delighted to have been able to celebrate this milestone within the company’s history and look forward to watching the company grow and succeed in the future”.
Other guests in attendance included Karen Gray, chair of the Academy for Chief Executives in the North East; Anthony Cape, MSP’s Asset Manager at Northumberland Estates and Chris Henderson and James Heffernan from Design Agency, Climb Creative.