THE Wearside company which makes seats for Nissan's North East plant saw its revenues jump by more than a quarter to £141m after the car factory had a record year's production.
But while Tacle, whose majority shareholder is American motor giant the Lear Corporation, saw sales jump by 28% an increase in administration costs squeezed margins and led to a small dip in profits.
Tacle moved into Houghton-le-Spring in 2006 after securing the contract to make seats for the Qashqai vehicle.
This model has proved to be an outstanding success for the Japanese car giant which saw its one millionth Washington-made vehicle rolling off the production line last month.
In 2010 Nissan’s Wearside plant achieved a record production level, cementing its status as the UK’s leading car manufacturer after producing 423,262 cars, making it the most successful year since the site began operating in 1986.
This sterling performance by Nissan saw neighbours Tacle increase turnover to £141m from £110m although pre-tax profits fell from £3.1m to £2.9m over the same period.