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SC: Brose Launches New $6M Production Facility in Spartanburg County

9 Aug, 2016


Brose North America, Inc., a technological leader in the integration of mechanics, electrics and electronics, is establishing a new facility in Spartanburg County. The new manufacturing operation is expected to bring around $6 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of at least 60 new jobs.

To establish operations, the company is moving into a 77,000-square-foot space located at 1171 Howell Road in Duncan, S.C. Brose is currently occupying 10 office spaces in Spartanburg Community College's Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development (CBED), a soft landing pad facility. The soft landing pad is an innovative new concept, designed to promote and house new economic development projects in the region. A unique business strategy, landing pads allow companies to build a core while they ramp up operations in South Carolina.

The company will produce door systems, as well as systems for on-demand control of cooling air supply for its automotive customers. Hiring for the new positions is ongoing, and interested applicants may apply on Brose's career page online.

For more information on the company, visit www.brose.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

QUOTES

"Announcing our fourth facility in the United States is a proud moment for the company and a testament to the value and quality products Brose provides its customers. We take pride in our products as well as our commitment to streamlining logistics and providing high-quality customer service - this facility supports all of the above." -President of Brose North America Mike Brosseau

"Our automotive industry is truly one of the driving forces behind South Carolina's economic growth, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome Brose to our family. This nearly $6 million investment, and the more than 60 jobs it means for Spartanburg County, will make a huge difference in the Upstate and is a reason to celebrate across the state." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"Today, we celebrate Brose North America's decision to establish operations in Spartanburg County. Bringing 60 new jobs to our state, this announcement is a terrific step forward for the company, our loyal workforce and the local community." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We are exceedingly pleased that Brose North America chose to locate a new operation in Spartanburg County and welcome them to our community. As a partner to the international automobile industry, the choice of a Spartanburg location reinforces Spartanburg's reputation to attract quality international manufacturing. This success was made possible through the collaborative work of our public-private partners: a property developed by Scannell Properties and represented by Colliers International, Spartanburg Community College Tyger River Campus, the Economic Futures Group and Spartanburg County Council." -Chairman of the Spartanburg County Economic Recruitment Committee David Britt

"We are pleased to welcome Brose's integrated electronics and mechatronics manufacturing facility to the Upstate automotive community. The company's investment in Spartanburg validates our region's skilled workforce, educational resources, and business ecosystem, and we look forward to their growth and continued success." -Upstate SC Alliance President and CEO John Lummus

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Brose North America, Inc. is establishing new operations in Spartanburg County.
  • Around $6 million investment to create at least 60 new jobs.
  • Brose North America is a producer of mechanical systems and electric drives for automotive manufacturers.
  • Located at 1171 Howell Road in Duncan S.C., the new facility is expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2017.

For more information on Brose North America, visit the company's website online.

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, 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. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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