SC: bo parts GmbH to Invest $4M, Create 100 Jobs in Greenville County
24 Aug, 2017
bo parts GmbH, a Tier I and Tier II supplier to the automotive industry and part of the FRIMO Group, is launching new operations in Greenville County. The new development is projected to bring $4.1 million of capital investment and create 100 new jobs within the next five years.
Headquartered in Germany, bo parts specializes in small-batch production. The company offers a comprehensive technology and service portfolio while allowing for greater efficiency throughout the entire production process. bo parts provides tailor-made solutions and production of service parts, low-volume production parts, sample parts, prototypes and exotic parts.
Located at 129 Metro Court in Greer, S.C., the company is opening a 60,000-square-foot facility. Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For additional information on the company, visit www.frimo.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project. A $100,000 Set Aside grant was also awarded to Greenville County to assist with the costs of building upfits.
"We are extremely pleased to announce the expansion of our German-based bo parts business in the United States with the opening of this new location in Greer, S.C. With our new 60,000-square-foot facility, we can continue the global growth of our business in the low-volume manufacturing of service and production parts for our automotive tier one and tier two customers. We are currently completing the launch of our first program for BMW and are in discussion on additional programs with several customers." -FRIMO Group GmbH CEO Hans-Günter Bayer
"South Carolina's automotive industry is on top of the world, and today's announcement by bo parts shows that it isn't slowing down any time soon. We're proud to welcome another fantastic company to our Upstate community, and we're grateful for the investment they have decided to make in our people." -Gov. Henry McMaster
"I congratulate bo parts on this tremendous new investment in Greenville County. It's exciting to see South Carolina's automotive sector continue to thrive, and it means that our pro-business strategy is paying dividends." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"The Upstate community has proven itself as an automotive hub throughout the world, and bo parts' decision to join our automotive cluster is an example of our collaborative efforts with the state, county and municipal governments. Greenville wishes bo parts much success as they grow within the community." -Greenville County Councilman Mike Barnes
"After an exhaustive search, we're glad that bo parts recognized the Upstate's automotive talent and thriving automotive cluster. This company is another important player in our international automotive environment, and we look forward to their success in Greer." -Upstate S.C. Alliance President and CEO John Lummus
Five Fast Facts
- bo parts GmbH is launching new production operations in Greenville County.
- $4.1 million investment to create 100 new jobs.
- bo parts is a tier one and tier two supplier to the automotive industry, specializing in small-batch production.
- Located at 129 Metro Court in Greer, S.C., the company is opening a new 60,000-square-foot facility.
Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should contact email@example.com for more information.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.