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Electrolux Invests $30 Million To Increase Production Capacity At Its Anderson, South Carolina, Manufacturing Campus

Area Development Online News Desk (05/14/2014)
Electrolux is investing $30 million over the next two years in its 810,000-square-foot Anderson, South Carolina, manufacturing facility, which provides top-freezer refrigerators as well as under-the-counter models. The investment will add advanced manufacturing capability and enhance capacity.

Situated on 225 acres, the plant employs 1,900 full-time and contract employees and produces one out of every two top-freezer refrigerators shipped in North America. This new investment is in addition to the more than $30 million the company has invested in the Anderson facility since 2011, which included the Refrigeration Research and Development Center as well as other improvements.

"Our primary focus at Electrolux is on the development of new innovation, based on consumer insight that delivers high-quality products our consumers depend on. We make award-winning products at this plant and our investment will drive future growth while also positively impacting our local base of employees and the communities we call home here in South Carolina,” Jack Truong, President/CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America said.

Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, which it manufactures under brand names including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigdaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine. The Electrolux Group sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year.

"Electrolux is a great employer and corporate citizen in South Carolina. We congratulate them on their additional $30 million investment in Anderson - a sure sign of their continuing commitment to our state,” said Governor Nikki Haley.

"It is always exciting to see one of our state's long-standing companies continue to grow here. Electrolux's presence in South Carolina - which spans a quarter of a century - adds to the list of globally respected, household names that call the Palmetto State home,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added.

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