FABRICATION firm Katmex, which has invested over £1m in production capacity, has again been honoured by a largescale manufacturer.

The Stockton-based firm has been named Supplier of the Year for the second year running by Komatsu UK at its supplier conference.

Katmex specialises in fabricating and supplying companies across Europe with parts used in the manufacture of heavy earthmoving and construction machinery, including excavators, dump trucks, wheeled loaders, backhoe loaders, forklifts and cranes.

The company, which employs more than 200 people, has also invested in several key pieces of machinery to meet demand.

David Mitchell, managing director, said: “This is a very exciting time for Katmex – the ongoing investment in equipment and infrastructure is already paying dividends."