SC: Paul Bippus GmbH to Invest $16M, Launch 1st U.S. Ops, Hire 45

19 Apr, 2018

Paul Bippus GmbH, a Germany-based manufacturer of precision parts, is launching new production operations to supply Robert Bosch LLC in Dorchester County. The company's $16.1 million investment is projected to create 45 new jobs.

Founded in 1958, Paul Bippus GmbH produces precision turned parts for automotive manufacturing applications, including starters, braking systems, fuel injection systems and more. To house its new Dorchester County manufacturing operations, the company will be constructing a 42,000-square-foot facility in the Muckenfuss Industrial Park in Summerville, S.C.

Hiring for the new positions should begin in the fourth quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should contact for more information.


"Bippus is thrilled to land our first U.S. plant in Dorchester County. We are a family-owned operation that values a welcoming community that will enable us to continue our success and help us grow our first American operation. The county and the Charleston region offer significant advantages for locating here, allowing us to capitalize on our supplier partnership with Bosch LLC. We are confident that our company, Dorchester County and the state will benefit from our new endeavor, and we look forward to growing our business here." -Paul Bippus GmbH President Bastian Bippus

"South Carolina has long been a strong player in both manufacturing and foreign direct investment, and this tremendous $16.1 million investment only reinforces that notion. Paul Bippus GmbH will be a great addition to our already strong automotive sector, and we look forward to seeing all that they will achieve." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"South Carolina's manufacturing sector continues to enjoy tremendous growth, and foreign investment has played a large role in this. I welcome Germany-based Paul Bippus GmbH to Team South Carolina and look forward to seeing the difference these 45 new jobs will make in the community." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We congratulate Paul Bippus GmbH on their new location in Dorchester County. The addition of 45 new jobs will be the first of many to come to Muckenfuss Industrial Park, an area where we plan to see more industrial investment. The company's commitment to our community is a direct testament to Dorchester County being a great place to work and run a business. Our best days are ahead of us, and this is one more step toward a very bright future for Dorchester County." - Dorchester County Council Chairman Jay Byars

"Paul Bippus' decision to locate in the Charleston region to better serve its customer, Bosch, demonstrates that this robust and growing automotive hub offers the competitive advantages innovative companies need to succeed, including an adaptable and enthusiastic workforce. As we continue working together with industry partners to enhance the supply chain and automotive ecosystem, we are so pleased to welcome this much-needed asset to the community. The opportunities here for suppliers and talent are tremendous." -Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chairman Will Helmly

"Bosch welcomes Paul Bippus GmbH to the Lowcountry! We have been in the Charleston area for close to 45 years, and the region has provided great benefit to Bosch during this time. We are happy to welcome more manufacturing expertise to the area." -Robert Bosch LLC Senior Vice President and Plant Manager Peter von Wartenberg

Five Fast Facts

•             Paul Bippus GmbH is launching new manufacturing operations in Dorchester County.

•             $16.1 million investment to create 45 new jobs.

•             Paul Bippus GmbH is a Germany-based precision parts manufacturer for automotive manufacturing applications.

•             The company will be constructing a 42,000-square-foot facility in the Muckenfuss Industrial Park in Summerville, S.C. to house its new manufacturing operations.

•             Hiring for the new positions should begin in the fourth quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should contact 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. S.C. 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. S.C. 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. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. For more information, visit




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