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JTEKT North America Expands Piedmont, South Carolina, Operations

JTEKT North America, a company that engineers and manufactures automotive systems, bearing solutions and high-performance machine tools, plans to expand its operations in Piedmont, South Carolina. The $48.4 million project is expected to create 87 jobs in Greenville County.

The investment at the company’s existing facility on 1866 Old Grove Road will include seven new machining lines and two new assembly lines. Operations are scheduled for the third quarter of 2025.

"Our latest investment in South Carolina is another made with absolute confidence. Confidence in the capability of our current Associates, our future Associates, and confidence in Leadership of the state of South Carolina as we continue delivering next generation solutions to our customers and the world’s most trusted brands,” JTEKT Americas President and CEO, Gary Bourque said.

Part of JTEKT Corporation, JTEKT North America manufactures a broad range of products under the brands JTEKT Automotive Systems, Koyo Bearings and Toyoda Machine Tools. In addition to its Greenville location, the company has 12 manufacturing sites, three technical centers and five distribution centers throughout North America.

“JTEKT North America is one of the many companies contributing to South Carolina’s reputation as an automotive powerhouse. This expansion and investment will help advance our state’s manufacturing potential by providing automakers with additional products built within our borders,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

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