UK Ministers Visit SPTS

By Sarah Dickins

BBC Wales economics correspondent

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Mr Davis then travelled to south Wales to join a tour of SPTS Technologies, just off the M4, with Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns and Brexit Minister David Jones. The high-tech firm has grown steadily and now employs 280 on its site at Coldra.

It was an interesting choice for the Brexit Secretary as it is a company that trades globally and has international staff. In fact, it sometimes has to hire staff from other EU nations because they cannot find the skills here in the UK.

STPS makes the machines that in turn make the leading edge technology that ends up in a range of devices, from sensors in airbags, parts of smart phones and LED lighting. It exports all over the world, with 30% of customers in the EU. At the moment, if a client within the EU has a problem with one of its machines, a worker flies out to sort it out.

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