A Newton Aycliffe firm is creating new jobs after being awarded new business with a global manufacturer.

The agreement will see Stiller – already known for its storage and distribution footprint in the North-East – grow its packing and fulfilment operations.

Stiller Warehousing and Distribution is already fitting out a 41,500 sq ft unit on Aycliffe Business Park to accommodate the new line of work which will create up to 20 new roles.

Stiller is repurposing a former engineering building on Grindon Way, next to Durham Way South, into an assembly and packing facility.

They’re now in the process of recruiting assembly and packing operatives, administrative roles and supervisory positions, with staff being recruited in November and December ahead of the work starting in January.

The new contract will see the Stiller team assemble and pack upwards of 175,000 units of industrial equipment a month at the facility.

Stiller managing director Matthew Stiller said: “We’re excited to be hiring assembly and packing operatives in anticipation of our new project beginning in January.

“We secured a facility at Grindon Way, Aycliffe Business Park, one year ago which is currently undergoing improvements to ensure it’s the right environment for the precise and clean assembly tasks our team will undertake.

“This new work, when added to our existing contract packing and fulfilment business arm, now turns over close to £2m in sales annually.

“We’re keen to leverage the team’s experience that’s going to be formed for this new line of work to develop similar complementary work for new and existing customers.”

Stiller have partnered with another local firm, Darlington-based Recruitment Management Solutions (RMS), to recruit the new roles.

RMS operations director Nikki Butt said: “It’s no coincidence that our shared values have paved the way for our partnership with Stiller.

“Our people-focused solutions – designed to recruit, train, and retain a multi-functional workforce – will empower individuals, elevate opportunities and enrich lives. RMS are proud ‘partners of choice’.”

Formed in 1954, Stiller provides cost-effective warehousing and distribution services to businesses in the North-East region.

Its 20-acre operation on Aycliffe Business Park in Newton Aycliffe currently employs 180 people and turns over £21m in sales a year.

Those interested in the new roles available should email stiller@rms-recruitment.co.uk