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Spain-Based Grupo Antolin Plans Three Manufacturing Centers in Spartanburg County, South Carolina

01/24/2018
Grupo Antolin, a Spain-based designer and manufacturer of components for the automotive industry, will invest $50 million to launch new operations in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The company will establish three separate facilities.

The expansion is expected to create more than 150 new jobs over the next five years. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

Grupo Antolin offers high-value-added solutions for vehicle interiors, including overhead systems, doors, lighting, cockpits and interior trim. With three different locations across Spartanburg County, the company’s new operations will manufacture doors and hard trim for several automotive firms.

“This investment strengthens Grupo Antolin’s commitment to the U.S., one of the world’s most important markets for the automotive sector. In 1994, Grupo Antolin founded its first production facility in Chicago; and, currently, the company has 13 production centers and a workforce of 4,500 people in the country,” said Grupo Antolin NAFTA Regional President Pablo Baroja.

“The automotive sector continues to be a real driver of our state’s manufacturing industry and our economy as a whole. When companies like Grupo Antolin choose to locate here, it not only creates jobs and wealth for South Carolinians, but also enhances our reputation as a global automotive powerhouse,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“Grupo Antolin represents another great example of a local expansion contributing to the automotive supply chain and manufacturing ecosystem of Spartanburg and the region. Their continued success is a testament to the strength of the company and the strength of the Spartanburg business environment,” said David Britt, Spartanburg County Economic Development Committee Chairman and Economic Futures Group Board Member.

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