JTEKT North America Expands Greenville County HeadquartersSep 05, 2018 10:55AM ● By Kathleen Maris
JTEKT North America (JTEKT), a subsidiary of global automotive and industrial supplier JTEKT Corporation, has completed a $5.8 million expansion of its headquarters on the campus of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). The expansion project began in 2017 to accommodate the new jobs JTEKT has and will continue to create in Greenville, totaling 100 positions, all of which will be filled by 2020.
JTEKT manufactures steering systems, driveline components, bearings technologies, and precision machine tools, all critical to the state's automotive industry. The company employs more than 6,000 associates at 24 sites across North America, including four manufacturing facilities located in South Carolina. In 2015, JTEKT strengthened its presence in the state by announcing the consolidation of a portion of its headquarters to CU-ICAR in Greenville.
To expand that operation, the company added 19,000 square feet of office and lab space at CU-ICAR's One Research Drive building. This complements the 135,000 square feet of space JTEKT already occupies between two buildings on the campus. The new space will provide work areas for associates who have relocated to Greenville, as well as the new positions currently being filled.
"Greenville is an excellent location for our growing headquarters, not only geographically, as it's central to most of our manufacturing footprint, but also due to the availability of talented professionals in business and technical fields," said Mike Davidson, JTEKT executive vice president and CEO. "This expansion facilitates co-location of vital functions within our organization and the continuation of research and development, all to better serve our customers and allow for capable associates to thrive in an innovative environment."