Automotive GmbH plans to spend $51 million to set up new
manufacturing operations in Charleston County, S.C.
Germany-based manufacturer of drivetrain components said it
expects the plant to begin operations in 2015, generating 84
"We are thrilled about
setting up new operations in North Charleston. South Carolina
offers us an excellent business environment and a talented
workforce in a region that is growing as an automotive hub,"
chief financial and sales officer Daniel Weber said in a
statement July 8.
South Carolina has attracted more than $5 billion in capital
investment and more than 8,000 jobs in the automotive-related
sector since January 2011, state commerce secretary Bobby Hitt
said. "Our states reputation in the automotive club
continues to grow."