A leading independent bottler for retailers and A-brands in Europe and North America, Refresco plans to expand operations in Greer, South Carolina. The company’s investment is projected to create 40 new jobs in Greenville County.
Founded in 1999, Refresco provides a variety of services from developing new flavors to providing packaging, storage and distribution. Located at 1990 Hood Road, Refresco’s new expansion will enable the company to meet growing demand for beverage manufacturing. Additional packaging, processing and quality testing equipment will be procured as part of this expansion. The project is expected to be completed by late December 2020.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Set-Aside grant as an incentive to Greenville County to assist with costs related to this project.
“The entire team at Refresco in Greer has worked hard to earn this opportunity to grow the business. I couldn’t be more proud of the employees I have the privilege to lead and represent. They have demonstrated consistency in manufacturing excellence, and as a result, have attracted new business and new customers. We are excited to take this next step and to build on our success,” said Refresco Greer Plant Manager William Wise.
“South Carolina’s business-friendly climate is recognized all over the world, and that reputation strengthens when companies like Refresco expand within our borders. This is the company’s second expansion in less than a year, and we look forward to their continued success for years to come,” Governor Henry McMaster said.
"Refresco extends the lineage of one of Greenville County's most venerable companies. Among the world’s largest independent beverage bottlers for retail brands, Refresco packages everything from fruit juices to sports drinks. We congratulate Refresco for this new expansion, and we appreciate the company's commitment to customers, employees and our communities in Greenville County,” said Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member H.G. "Butch" Kirven.
“Refresco is an excellent corporate citizen and valued member of the Greer community, and widely known for delivering quality and cost advantages to beverage customers around the world. We congratulate them on their continuing success and expansion, and are proud to have Refresco call the city of Greer home,” Greer Mayor Rick Danner noted.