SC: Aran USA Establishing 1st U.S. Facility: Chooses Greenville County
15 Sep, 2015
Aran Packaging, a leading company in the liquid packaging industry, is establishing its first United States operations in Greenville County. The company is investing $5.2 million in the facility, creating an expected 63 new jobs in Greer, S.C. over the next five years.
Established in 1983 in Israel, Aran Packaging has grown significantly since its inception. Today, the innovative packaging firm serves companies in more than 40 countries across the globe, offering advanced packaging solutions using aseptic and bag-in-box technologies for both the food and non-food industries. In addition to Aran's headquarters and production facility in Israel, the company also operates a production facility in Valladolid, Spain, which serves the European market. In total, Aran currently employs 180 workers worldwide.
The company's new Greenville County operations will be housed in an existing building, located at 1704 Poplar Drive in Greer. Situated just off of Interstate-85 near the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, this facility will allow the company to better serve its U.S. customers.
The facility is expected to be fully operational by July 2016, with initial hiring for new positions anticipated to take place in February 2016. Those interested in joining the Aran team should contact Hila Frish-Manor at email@example.com. For more information on Aran Packaging, visit www.aran.co.il.
"A testament to Aran's vision for growth and innovation, we are excited to be expanding into the U.S. market and, specifically, into South Carolina. Because of its geographic location, an excellent business atmosphere and superb workforce, we believe that South Carolina is the ideal spot for us to open our first U.S. facility. We thank the State of South Carolina, Greenville County and City of Greer for their support and look forward to opening our facility in July 2016, as well as hiring many great people to work in that facility. At Aran we know that our success is dependent on the individual success of each and every employee. “-Aran Packaging CEO Lior Mor
"It's always a great day in South Carolina when we can celebrate new investment in our state, but it's especially exciting when it's an international firm that has decided to open up its first U.S. operations here. Aran's $5.2 million investment and the 63 new jobs it will create is a big win for Greenville County, and we look forward to watching the impact it will have on our entire Upstate community." -Gov. Nikki Haley
"Foreign Direct Investment is a critical element of South Carolina's economic development strategy, and we are thrilled that Aran has decided to join the more than 1,200 international firms that have decided that South Carolina is 'Just right' for business. I look forward to watching Aran and its leadership thrive here for many years to come." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"Greenville County is an attractive location to foreign companies for many reasons, but we believe our strong relationships with top international organizations like BMW and Michelin demonstrate our commitment to being a world leader in the industrial sector. We are happy to build on our international ties to welcome a well-respected and forward-thinking company like Aran to the Upstate and look forward to the significant impact they will make in creating jobs and driving economic growth." -Dr. Bob Taylor, Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and Chairman of Greenville County Council
Five Fast Facts
- Aran Packaging is establishing its first U.S. facility in Greenville County.
- $5.2 million investment creating 63 new jobs.
- Aran was founded in 1983 in Israel and, today, operates facilities in Israel and Spain
- Today, Aran sells its products in more than 40 countries worldwide.
- Those interested in joining the Aran team should contact Hila Frish-Manor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Aran Packaging
Aran Packaging is a leading company in the liquid packaging industry, provides the total answer to your needs in the bag in box field. Aran was established in 1983 in Israel and has grown to over 180 employees, and is now among the prominent global companies in BIB solutions, with sales in over 40 countries worldwide. Aran offers a wide variety of bags for the bag-in-box application available in 2 liter to 1800 liter sizes, both aseptic and non-aseptic for the food and non-food industry. For more information, visit www.aran.co.il.
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 Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, Volvo Cars, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. 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. Consistently, South Carolina has ranked as one of the top states in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International and FDI Markets reports. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.