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Sunseeker will add staff as part of expansion

Sunseeker International announced it is looking to recruit 225 workers, an increase on its original plan for 100 new employees.

Sunseeker International announced it is looking to recruit 225 workers, an increase on its original plan for 100 new employees, to support the introduction of several new models planned for this year.

The new positions will be based at its manufacturing operations in Dorset, England, covering such trades as carpentry, plumbing and electrical, as well as mechanical engineering, and composites laminating and finishing.

In August 2013 the Beijing-based conglomerate Wanda Group acquired a majority stake in Sunseeker.

“We are pleased to announce these recruitment plans, which give a clear signal of the positive times ahead at Sunseeker,” said CEO Phil Popham in a statement. “We have a clear and robust business plan to invest in long-term growth and sustainable success, backed by our majority shareholder Wanda Group, whose stable ownership and strong financial backing enables us to plan and invest for the future. Our forward order book for 2016 and beyond is looking very strong, currently up 55 percent over the same period last year.”

“Expanding our highly skilled workforce is a key part of our planned investment, and with the introduction of a number of new boat lines in 2016, we are able to recruit 225 new skilled staff to support future growth,” Popham said. “This recruitment drive is underway and will conclude in the first half of the year, bringing our total employee number to around 2,150.”

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