SGL Carbon welcomes trade minister in Muir of Ord as recruitment drive continues

SGL site Muir of Ord

SGL site Muir of Ord

On 06 March 2023, SGL Carbon’s fiber production plant in Muir of Ord has welcomed Trade Minister Ivan McKee as he tours the Highlands meeting businesses making a positive impact on the local economy.

Located just outside Inverness and the only carbon fiber producer in the UK, SGL is seeing a significant resurgence in order demand for its products. Muir of Ord produces a range of fiber-based products with carbon fiber at its core. An ongoing increase in sales has been dominated by the renewable energy sector with carbon material produced at the site being used in wind turbines, battery storage devices and electric vehicles. It is hoped the freeport status in the Cromarty Firth will deliver further opportunities for growth at nearby SGL Carbon.  

The team are currently recruiting and looking for positions in maintenance, supply chain and training and development. For more information on SGL Carbon and for application submission, please visit the careers section at our website. Applicants can also contact

Scottish Government Trade Minister Ivan McKee said:

“SGL has joined the renewable energy revolution by producing materials used in electric vehicles and offshore wind turbines, exporting around the world and transforming the local economy. SGL is a prime example of the positive impact inward investors can have on Scotland’s regions, in line with priorities in our National Strategy for Economic Transformation to deliver a stronger, fairer, greener economy. Wider opportunities from the Inverness and Cromarty Green Freeport can promote further growth and regeneration while making a significant contribution to achieving our net zero ambitions.” 

Steve Easton, Managing Director at SGL Carbon, said:

“We were delighted to arrange a tour and meeting with Mr McKee and share with him our operations and approach to manufacturing. Fiber production at the site was established in 1981, with SGL Carbon acquiring it in 1997. Since then, we have seen continued growth and expansion with currently 250 people employed at the Muir of Ord site. The majority of our products are being used within the renewables sector, contributing to a greener future and we look forward to playing our role in growth from the freeport status.”

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