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France-based Plastic Omnium Expands Anderson, South Carolina, Operations Center

France-based Plastic Omnium, a leading automotive equipment provider, will invest more than $17.7 million to expand operations in Anderson, South Carolina. The project is expected to create 76 jobs.

Located at 5100 Pearman Dairy Road, the expansion will produce bumpers and tailgates for General Motors’ new Lyric electric vehicle. Additionally, the company will upgrade existing injection molding machines and paint lines, as well as invest in new equipment. The expansion is expected to be completed by February 2022.

“With over a 25-year presence in Anderson S.C., Plastic Omnium is happy to announce further investments and jobs. It underlines the attractivity of the automotive business in South Carolina, the growth of Plastic Omnium and its long-term commitment in this region, strengthening the group’s relationship with its customers,”said Plastic Omnium President & CEO of the Americas Patrick Le Garrec.

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in France, Plastic Omnium designs and manufactures complex and interactive body systems, as well as emission reduction and energy storage systems for the automotive industry. The company has more than 31,000 employees and operates in 25 countries with 131 factories and 25 research and development centers.

“This recent surge by South Carolina’s automotive industry to increase electric vehicle production continues to make a positive impact in our state and our environment. I offer my congratulations to Plastic Omnium for expanding in Anderson County, and I look forward to continuing this partnership for many years to come,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III added.

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