SC: EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics to Open $11.1M, 49-New-Job Plant
17 Apr, 2015
EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc., a subsidiary of the Germany-based EuWe Group, is establishing manufacturing operations in Anderson County. The automotive supplier is investing $11.1 million to open its first U.S. facility in the Upstate of South Carolina. The investment is expected to create 49 new jobs in Anderson, S.C.
Established in 1968 as a supplier of only metal products, the EuWe Group has grown tremendously since its inception. In 1970, the company expanded its production offerings to include plastic parts. Then, in 1993, the EuWe Group established its first international operations with a facility in Mexico. Today, the firm employs more than 1,700 workers in three countries and exclusively supplies the automotive industry. It boasts a client list featuring 10 of the world's largest automobile manufacturers.
The opening of EuWe's Anderson County facility will allow the company to better serve its North American customers. Located off of I-85 at Alliance Industrial Park in Anderson, S.C., EuWe's South Carolina operations will focus on the production of automotive plastic interior parts.
EuWe's Anderson County operations are expected to reach full-scale production by 2017, with hiring expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016. Those interested in joining the EuWe Group team should visit the company's jobs page online at bit.ly/euwe-jobs. Support from the South Carolina Power Team and its partner, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, were instrumental in the project's recruitment.
For more information on the EuWe Group, visit www.euwe.com.
"EuWe is excited to soon start its first operations in the United States. When looking for the right site, we were impressed by the professionalism and also the welcoming demeanor of the people in South Carolina and especially those in Anderson County. As a company that is still managed by its founding family and one that always plans for the future, we believe we'll find the best employees here in South Carolina to also make this endeavor a success." -EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc. CEO Markus Gosse
"Team South Carolina's focus on taking care of our businesses and their employees is helping our state become a top destination for international companies, like the EuWe Group, that are looking to expand into the United States. This multi-million dollar investment means 49 new jobs for South Carolinians, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome the EuWe Group to its new home in Anderson County." -Gov. Nikki Haley
"The automotive sector continues to drive South Carolina's economy. Today, we congratulate the EuWe Group on their decision to join the more than 250 automotive-related companies and suppliers that call the Palmetto State home." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"Welcome EuWe! Anderson County is, again, the best location for establishing and expanding businesses. We offer the best people, education, logistics, beautiful neighborhoods and wonderful cultural, recreational and outdoor opportunities. Where else can you find all the right ingredients for success in one county? “-Anderson County Council Member Cindy Wilson, District 7
FIVE FAST FACTS
- EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc.is establishing operations in Anderson County.
- $11.1 million investment creating 49 new jobs.
- EuWe Group was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Germany.
- The company's Anderson County facility will be located off of I-85 at Alliance Industrial Park in Anderson, S.C.
- Those interested in joining the EuWe Group team should visit the company's jobs page online at bit.ly/euwe-jobs.
About the EuWe Group
The EuWe Group produces high-tech plastic products for the automotive sector. For more than 40 years, the company has been dedicated to excellent quality, innovation and customer-oriented flexibility. Included among the EuWe Group's products are center consoles, pillar trim, trunk panels, window frames, cladding, door sills, rear vents, engine compartment fairings and more. For more information, visit www.euwe.com.
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, 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 reports. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.