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DRÄXLMAIER Completes Spartanburg County Expansion

Dec 06, 2018 03:08PM ● By Kathleen Maris
The DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world's top automotive suppliers, has completed a new expansion of its existing manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. This expansion represents an investment of $42.7 million and the creation of 460 new jobs.

A tier one supplier to the international automotive industry and headquartered in Germany, DRÄXLMAIER manufactures interiors for premium automobiles and plastic components at its Duncan, S.C. site, which is located at 1751 East Main Street. Opened in 1998, the facility has been expanded three times since then, the last time in 2015 when DRÄXLMAIER constructed a 184,000-square-foot production and logistics building.

With this project, DRÄXLMAIER has invested in additional equipment to accommodate new automotive interior production demands by new and existing customers.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded a $500,000 Set Aside grant to Spartanburg County to assist with the costs of building upfit.

"We are proud to call South Carolina our home," said Dr. Josef Mittermeier, DRÄXLMAIER Group Americas CEO. "Our latest expansion shows that we are committed to steady growth in the region. South Carolina offers us an excellent business environment, a talented and skilled workforce, and exceptional market access. We appreciate all the support we have received from state and local officials."