Sewtec began life as the design and development department of the sewing machine manufacturer Singer Corporation.

Now a robotics and automation specialist, the Dewsbury-based company recently appointed a new project director to support its plans to reach £32 million turnover in the next five years.

The company designs and manufactures systems for global blue-chip clients in the food, pharmaceutical, personal care and tobacco industries.

It achieved a record £25m order book and now employs 80 people after undergoing a management buyout last year.

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