TIGGES USA LLC, a subsidiary of Wuppertal, Germany-based TIGGES GmbH, will invest $1.5 million to establish its first North American facility at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville County, South Carolina.
The company is a manufacturer of fasteners and connecting elements required by the automotive, industrial, marine, energy and aerospace industries Its Greenville location at CU-ICAR will serve as a technical sales office to drive supply chain efficiency and improve customer service to North American customers, and complements the company’s current international portfolio locations in Germany, Malaysia, Japan and Taiwan.
“We are pleased to establish our first American facility in South Carolina’s Upstate, and are particularly excited to be locating here in Greenville County at CU-ICAR,” said John Ferrell Jr., general manager of TIGGES USA. “This strategic expansion will help us meet accelerating demand for fasteners and connecting elements needed by our core automotive, aerospace and marine industry customers, and Greenville County provides us with an excellent business environment, a top-notch workforce and exceptional market access. We look forward to becoming a part of the Palmetto State’s business community.”
“From our German roots, we have tremendous experience and technological know-how, and a strong brand reputation, serving major customers like BMW and Bosch across the European continent,” said Ferrell. “This physical expansion into North America is a vital first step in our global growth and customer service plans.”
“It’s exciting to see another international company choose to put down roots in South Carolina. We celebrate TIGGES USA’s decision to invest $1.5 million and create new jobs in Greenville. Today’s announcement is another indication that more and more companies from around the globe are seeing South Carolina as the right place to do business,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“The automotive industry continues to thrive and grow in South Carolina. It also continues to serve as a wealth and job creator all across the state. TIGGES’ decision to locate new operations here once again shows that we are a leader in the nation’s automotive club,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.