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Swiss-Based SHL Medical Plans North Charleston, South Carolina, Operations

SHL Medical, a world-leading provider of drug delivery solutions, plans to establish operations in North Charleston, South Carolina. The $90 million project is expected to create roughly 165 jobs.

Located at 7791 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in Charleston County, the new facility will expand the company’s global footprint to meet growing demand for its products to support more customers. Operations are expected to launch by the second quarter of 2024.

"I am delighted to announce SHL’s expansion into South Carolina. Our new U.S. site in North Charleston will be a state-of-the-art facility that will support our customers further with our end-to-end capabilities, providing high-quality drug delivery systems to the end users, patients around the world. This new facility brings us closer to our customers and reduces the risk of supply chain disturbances. Furthermore, it will support our sustainability goals by lessening global shipping distances. I want to acknowledge the support that we have received from the state and county levels for this project,” said SHL Medical Chairman and CEO Ulrich Faessler.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $250,000 Set-Aside grant to Charleston County to assist with costs related to the project.

“We are excited to see South Carolina’s life sciences industry continue to expand as we add SHL Medical to the list of companies operating within our state. More and more international medical companies are deciding to locate in South Carolina because of our business-friendly environment and talented workforce. We congratulate SHL Medical and look forward to a strong partnership for many years to come,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

Headquartered in Switzerland, SHL Medical designs, develops and manufactures drug delivery solutions for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The company uses technology to create autoinjectors, pen injectors and innovative specialty delivery solutions that allow patients to self-inject at home. SHL also offers contract manufacturing and engineering services for products such as wafer testing equipment, laboratory handling equipment, neurosurgical devices and industrial equipment.

“We applaud SHL Medical for choosing the Charleston region to expand its U.S. operations. SHL Medical will bring the innovation and sustainability to Charleston County that they are known for internationally, as well as highly skilled jobs, further advancing our competitiveness in life sciences,” Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chairman Mike Fuller noted.

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