ruhlamat America Inc., a designer and manufacturer of top tier customized automation equipment intent on accelerating its growth in North and South America, announced that it will establish its U.S. operations in Greenville County. The undisclosed investment is expected to add at least 35 new jobs over the next few years.
Founded in 1991, ruhlamat America Inc. is a division of the MACK Group, a diversified manufacturer with over 500 employees and operations in Germany (HQ), China, India and North America. The largest division of MACK Group, ruhlamat specializes in the design and manufacturing of customized automation equipment with primary applications in the automobile industry. The company is also world-renowned for its design and assembly of chip card (including credit card, transportation, and government identification) and custom passport production technologies.
At launch, the new operations will be housed in approximately 10,000 square feet located at 138 Johns Road in Greer, with expansion to a larger facility projected over the next three to five years. ruhlamat anticipates hiring approximately 15 associates in 2014 to support custom equipment assembly for U.S. customers, with additional hiring planned over 24-36 months.
“We would like to welcome ruhlamat to the ever-expanding international business community of the Upstate and to applaud the teamwork of the economic development community for bringing this one home to the Upstate,” said John Lummus, President/CEO of the Upstate South Carolina Alliance, which was instrumental in attracting the company to the Upstate region.
Hiring information for the company will be released shortly, according to Lloyd. Positions to be filled include electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, assembly technicians, quality control, sales and administrative support positions. Interested candidates may email their resume to email@example.com.
For more information about ruhlamat America Inc., please visit them at www.ruhlamat.com.cn until their website www.ruhlamat.us is established.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the project.
"Ruhlamat has been doing business globally for many years and we are very pleased to begin this exciting new chapter in our organization's growth here in Greenville County. We are excited to become new members of the Upstate business community, and to focus our efforts on meeting the growing demand for our technologies and equipment. We appreciate the support of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the Upstate South Carolina Alliance, the Department of Commerce, and all who joined to make today's announcement a reality." -Doug Lloyd, vice president and launch manager for ruhlamat America Inc.
"We celebrate ruhlamat Americas Inc.'s decision to establish its U.S. operations here in South Carolina. Their presence in our state further cements our reputation as a global leader in manufacturing. We are excited for the 35 new jobs they will be bringing to Greenville County." -Gov. Nikki Haley
"Advanced manufacturing continues to funnel foreign direct investment into South Carolina. Global companies like ruhlamat Americas Inc. are discovering that South Carolina is just right for business, and we are a world leader in creating quality products for the global marketplace." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"Attracting high-quality, technology-driven global organizations is a key to growing our advanced manufacturing base here in Greenville County, and we welcome ruhlamat America Inc. to South Carolina." -Dr. Bob Taylor, chairman of Greenville County Council and board member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation “
"We would like to welcome ruhlamat to the ever-expanding international business community of the Upstate and to applaud the teamwork of the economic development community for bringing this one home to the Upstate." -John Lummus, CEO of the Upstate South Carolina Alliance
FIVE FAST FACTS
- ruhlamat America Inc. will establish its U.S. operations in Greenville County, creating 35 new jobs.
- At launch, the new operations will be housed in approximately 10,000 square feet located at 138 Johns Road in Greer.
- Positions to be filled include electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, assembly technicians, quality control, sales and administrative support positions.
- Interested candidates may email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit www.ruhlamat.com.cn until the U.S. website www.ruhlamat.us is established.
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 businesses grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. 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. South Carolina ranked first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports in both 2012 and 2013. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
About The Greenville Area Development Corporation
The Greenville Area Development Corporation is a non-profit organization established by Greenville County Council to promote and enhance the economic growth and development of Greenville County. Since its founding in 2001, GADC efforts have resulted in the creation of more than 17,500 new jobs and more than $3 billion in capital investment in Greenville County, SC. To learn more, visit www.goGADC.com or call (864) 235-2008.
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