THE Dymag Group, the Chippenham-based designer and manufacturer of carbon hybrid automotive wheels, is gearing up for a record year and is looking for local engineers to fuel its global growth.

Dymag, which employs 32 skilled staff in Chippenham, is set to expand its operations with a move to larger premises this year and the creation of new jobs across its design and production departments.

The manufacturer recently secured a £3.6m investment for product development and further innovations into its manufacturing processes to match the growing demand for carbon hybrid technology. The company produces aluminium and carbon motorcycle wheels that are used by leading moto racers across the world, including many British Superbike teams and the majority of road racers at the Isle of Man TT and Ulster GP.

It has also patented a carbon hybrid automotive wheel - called the Boxstrom in memory of founder Max Boxstrom - which is up to 50 per cent lighter than traditional alloy wheels, improving all aspects of driving performance. The British firm is already working with many of the world’s leading supercar manufacturers.

Chief executive Chris Shelley said: “We are enjoying a great year at Dymag with record sales of our motorcycle wheels and huge interest from the biggest names in the automotive sector over our Boxstrom carbon hybrid auto wheel, but 2019 is looking even better. The business is now in a great place to continue this growth and we are looking to expand our operations and recruit more people to our team.”

Dymag has always been based in Chippenham and the business is on the lookout for the right premises to move to within the town.

Mr Shelley added: “We are a proud local employer and want to recruit locally, but this has been a challenge. We are convinced there are the right skills in the region, and advanced automotive manufacturing is a UK success story, however we have had to recruit from across the UK and Europe as we cannot find enough local talent.”

Each Dymag automotive wheel is made by hand and recent success and orders from across the world mean the business is increasing its production. Vacancies include skilled workers to help make the carbon wheels, as well as machinists and new assembly teams.

Direct applicants should email for more details.