Dennis Eagle has won £8.5m backing from a state fund to boost the manufacturing sector’s supply chain.
The Government support goes towards a £16.5m project for a range of low emission and fuel efficient refuse collection vehicles that is expected to create 52 jobs across the supply chain and safeguard a further 32.
Under the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative, nine schemes including Dennis Eagle will receive a total of £129m: £53m of government funding is leveraging in more than £75m of private money.
The nine projects will directly create 1,369 jobs and safeguard a further 2,525.
The cash injection was announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable who also set out government efforts to support “reshoring”, a trend among manufacturers to bring jobs and production back to the UK from low-cost countries.
Cable said: “Our backing for skills, apprenticeships, supply chains, innovation and new technologies is creating the right environment for business to invest here.
“The supply chain funding announced today is another practical example of intelligently targeted government support helping UK firms to keep ahead of the game.”