A GROWING hi-tech engineering company has revealed it is to expand, creating 50 jobs in the process.

BCW Manufacturing Group is to create a third and fourth facility with a combined floor space of 80,000 square feet.

The expansion will make room for a state-of-the-art automotive machining assembly and extra warehouse space.

The growth will see the stage one completed by July this year and stage two by January 2019.

The Burnley-based company, which has previously made parts for Jaguar and Aston Martin, completed their first expansion in 2015.

Alec Cassie, managing director of the company, said: "BCW has experienced huge growth following our move to our modern purpose built facility on Innovation Drive in Burnley.

"We currently have two superb manufacturing facilities on Innovation Drive and we are delighted to be unveiling plans for the third and fourth specialist dedicated automotive facility to accommodate our expansion in automotive manufacture as a result of securing new contracts of a substantial size with prestigious automotive manufactures.

"The expansion should lead to the creation of up to 50 new jobs over the next three years, which will include professional and skilled roles through to apprentices and operators."

Phases three and four of the expansion will enable them to expand their anodising treatment capacity to meet the expected UK growth for lightweight aluminium chases, hybrid and electric cars.

Burnley Council leader, Cllr Mark Townsend said: "I've been delighted to watch the ongoing growth of this hi-tech engineering business.

"They are what Burnley is about and what we are building the towns reputation on 'making things and making them well'.

"Burnley has positioned itself as a regional centre of manufacturing excellence to both the aerospace and automotive sectors and BCW are a beacon for our manufacturing excellence.

"Blue chip car and aerospace names are looking to Burnley for the production of high quality parts and exceptional service.

"The council has worked closely with BCW to support them during their growth and expansion here in the town and we are delighted to see the unveiling of phases III and IV and the job creation that this will lead to for the town."