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Genetec Global Technologies Invests $1.2 Million On Expansion Of Its South Carolina Operations

Malaysia-based Genetec Global Technologies, a factory automation organization serving industries with engineering, robotic, machine vision, and motion control technology automation, plans a $1.2 million investment in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with the opening of its technology automation center, expected to generate 160 jobs.

"We are pleased to move forward with expansion plans in Greenville County. South Carolina has provided an excellent business environment for our company. This expansion will help augment our other businesses, Systems South in Fountain Inn, S.C. and IP Systems in Denver, by expanding our market share with innovative designs, increased capacity and global support. We appreciate the support we've received from state and local officials," said Dan Gehrman, vice president of Genetec Technology Automation.

Genetec Technology Automation provides fully integrated manufacturing solutions for industries such as the automotive, healthcare and textile sectors. The company will add sales, engineering and assembly capabilities for providing custom automation equipment to customers. The company also plans to create additional jobs in the region by outsourcing much of their manufacturing requirements to local suppliers for machining and fabrication.

"It's a great day in South Carolina and we celebrate Genetec's decision to invest $1.2 million and create 160 well-paying new jobs. Our state's business-friendly climate and skilled workforce continue to not only attract outside investment, but also help existing businesses like Genetec grow," said Gov. Nikki Haley.

"Our state's manufacturing sector continues to grow and remains a wealth creator for our state's economy. Genetec's investment is another sign of that. We appreciate the company's commitment to our state," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

"Genetec Technology Automation is a prime example of a company that combines world-class technology and lean processes," said Greenville Area Development Corporation Chairman Chris Riley. "The company is an entrepreneurial business with innovative strategies and rapid growth potential, and is a wonderful example of the increasing strength of advanced manufacturing organizations found in Greenville County and across South Carolina."

Incentives offered the firm include, ReadySC, a South Carolina Technical College System program, assisting Genetec with recruitment and training of new employees.

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