EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc., a subsidiary of the Germany-based EuWe Group, is establishing manufacturing operations at Alliance Park 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 the area.
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.
“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 said.
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.
“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.” said 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
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.