Jobs boost at Sharp in Wrexham
Electronics giant Sharp is investing £35m into operations at its factory in Llay to double the number of solar panels it manufactures.
It's not clear how many new jobs will be created by the money - the company employs around 750 people at the site in Wrexham at the moment.
Deputy First Minster Ieuan Wyn Jones welcomed the investment.
"We have been working closely with the company over a number of years and have developed a strong relationship with them. We have also provided the company with support for training and developing the skills of their workforce.
"This is a fantastic vote of confidence both in the workforce at Sharp, and in Wales as a location to make and develop high-tech, green products that the world needs if we are to create a sustainable economy."
Wrexham MP Ian Lucas is delighted with the £35m investment in the site.
"The decision to double capacity of solar cell production is a very welcome boost to the local economy – and it is also a vote of confidence from Sharp for Wrexham and its excellent workforce.
"This is very good news indeed and I am absolutely delighted."