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Swiss-Based Autoneum Expands In Aiken County, South Carolina

03/22/2016
Swiss-based Autoneum, a global market leader in acoustic and thermal management solutions for vehicles, is expanding its operations in Aiken County, South Carolina. This project will result in more than $35 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of more than 40 new jobs.

As a partner for light vehicle manufacturers around the world, Autoneum develops and produces multifunctional and lightweight systems for noise and heat protection and thereby enhances vehicle comfort.

To meet increased customer demand, Autoneum is expanding its existing Aiken County facility to 315,000-square-feet. Located at 1103 Powderhouse Road in Aiken, the larger, world-class manufacturing facility will allow for the creation of 40 new jobs.

“Autoneum is pleased to announce this significant investment in the expansion of our Aiken facility in South Carolina. This expansion will further support our customer base while adding valuable jobs to the local community and securing the future for our existing workforce. We appreciate the support of the State of South Carolina, Aiken County and the City of Aiken in bringing this project to fruition, “ John T. Lenga, Head Business Group North America of Autoneum said.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded a $125,000 grant to Aiken County for road improvements to accommodate the project.

“Our automotive industry is on the move in all of the right ways, and Autoneum’s decision to expand in Aiken County is a huge win for the entire state. This $35.5 million investment, and the 40 new jobs it will create, is a testament to our state’s world-class workforce and the business-friendly environment we have worked so hard to create here,” Governor Nikki Haley said.

“Existing industry expansions are always appreciated. Autoneum has been a good company for Aiken County and we appreciate them choosing to expand here. The Economic Development Partnership appreciates the opportunity to work with companies like Autoneum and Aiken County to make these things happen,” Economic Development Partnership Board Chairman Gary Stooksbury said.

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