Eliquo Hydrok has been awarded £598,500 from the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.
The water treatment specialist will put the funding towards investment in robotic welding machinery at its headquarters in Indian Queens.
The addition of the new advanced machinery will require highly skilled technical robotic programming roles, while the company also plans to grow its existing apprenticeship programme to train apprentices in these new technology skills.
MD, Peter Wroe, said: “Eliquo Hydrok has always had a strong manufacturing presence in Cornwall serving the UK and Europe. We are proud to employ and train skilled local people and contribute to the local economy and community.
“UK municipal water companies have an urgent and growing need for industrial products to meet their environmental regulatory requirements. This new robotic machinery will allow us to increase our capacity to deliver products that improve the natural environment, and also offer advanced technical roles to Cornish people.
“We believe this to be one of the largest bespoke robot installations in the UK and further enhances Cornwall’s manufacturing productivity and skill base.”