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ZF Group Plans Gray Court, South Carolina, Operations

ZF Group, an original equipment supplier for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, plans to expand its operations in Laurens County, South Carolina. The $500 million project is expected to create 400 jobs.

The company will invest in its manufacturing facility, ZF Transmissions Gray Court, located at 2846 N. Old Laurens Road, allowing it to build next generation propulsion systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Production is scheduled for later this year.

“This is ZF’s first step to ensure ZF Gray Court remains a critical part of our major e-mobility transformation in North America and globally. Having the capability to produce the propulsion systems of today, and e-mobility products of tomorrow, under one U.S. roof and in South Carolina, is critical to serving our customers in the U.S. and globally,” said Vice President and Plant Manager, ZF Transmissions Gray Court, ZF Group Tobias Brugger.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $15 million Closing Fund grant to Laurens County to assist with the costs of building improvements.

“With more companies expanding product lines to include electric vehicles, ZF’s investment will help strengthen the company’s position as a global leader for e-mobility products. Congratulations on taking a progressive step toward the future,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

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