SC: SYNNEX to Expand, Hire 150 at U.S. Distribution HQ in Greenville County
21 Apr, 2015
SYNNEX Corporation, a leading distributor of IT products and services with its U.S. distribution headquarters in Greenville County, announced the company will expand its existing facility with a 40,000-square-foot addition to accommodate its growing workforce. The $6.5 million expansion will allow the company to hire 150 additional full-time associates to address the fast-paced growth of the company.
Established in 1980 in Fremont, Calif., SYNNEX opened its Greenville office in 1998 with 25 associates. Today, the company employs more than 1,250 associates in Greenville County between its U.S. Distribution headquarters and its subsidiary Concentrix' offices. Worldwide, the $13.84 billion technology giant employs more than 55,000 associates in 25 countries.
SYNNEX holds its annual conference in Greenville, bringing in more than 1,700 attendees from leading IT companies such as HP, Lenovo and Intel from across the US and Canada. In addition, the company's philanthropic effort, SYNNEX Share the Magic, has raised more than $3.6 million for local children's charities since its inception in 2011. SYNNEX has also been the presenting sponsor of the BMW Charity Pro-Am for the past six years.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
"South Carolina's pro-business environment makes it attractive for companies like SYNNEX to continue to invest in the community and expand its workforce. Our ongoing growth demands that we expand our facilities for current and future growth to stay ahead of the evolving needs of our customers and vendor partners." -SYNNEX Corporation President, North America Distribution Peter Larocque
"SYNNEX established operations in South Carolina in 1998, and we are proud of its continued growth. Today's news of SYNNEX's multi-million dollar, job-creating investment is further proof that any company, no matter the size, can grow because Team South Carolina takes care of the businesses and workers that call our state home - and it's another reason to celebrate." -Gov. Nikki Haley
"This expansion is yet another example of South Carolina's pro-business environment at work. Fortune 500 companies aren't just deciding to do business here; they're deciding to grow here. Congratulations to SYNNEX Corporation on all of their success in the Palmetto State and around the world." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"SYNNEX is an incredible corporate citizen. From its title sponsorship of the BMW Charity Pro-Am and other charities to its annual customer conference, SYNNEX contributes much to our area. We are so pleased the company is here and continues to grow." -Greenville Area Development Corporation Chairman Dick Wilkerson
"We are pleased that SYNNEX is growing yet again. With its past acquisition of Concentrix and on-going growth, SYNNEX has quickly become one of Greenville County's largest employers. We're appreciative of this new expansion and all that it has done in our community." -Dr. Bob Taylor, Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and Chairman of Greenville County Council
FIVE FAST FACTS
- SYNNEX Corporation is expanding operations in Greenville County.
- $6.5 million investment creating 150 new jobs.
- SYNNEX Corporation was founded in 1980 and currently operates its U.S. distribution headquarters in Greenville, S.C.
- With a global footprint, SYNNEX operates in more than 25 countries worldwide.
- Those interested in joining the SYNNEX Corporation team may visit the company's career page online.
About SYNNEX Corporation
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, optimizing supply chains and providing outsourced services focused on customer relationship management. SYNNEX distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products, and also provides systems design and integration solutions. The Concentrix segment offers a portfolio of strategic solutions and end-to-end business services around customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation to clients in ten identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX operates in 25 countries around the world. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.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.