Vehicle Components Makers New Plant Adds to South Carolinas Growing Auto Secto

Vehicle Components Maker's New Plant Adds to South Carolina's Growing Auto Sector

Weber Automotive joins the sector that has provided 8,000 jobs and $5 billion in capital since 2011.

Weber Automotive, a German-based maker of vehicle components, announced on Monday that it will establish new manufacturing operations in Charleston County, South Carolina.

The more than $51 million investment is expected to generate 84 new jobs over the next four years.

“South Carolina offers us an excellent business environment and a talented workforce in a region that is growing as an automotive hub. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Daniel Weber, CFO for Weber Automotive.

The facility will manufacture drive train components, and is expected to begin operations in 2015.

“Weber Automotive will be an asset to the Charleston region,” said Charleston Regional Development Alliance Chairman Bob Whitten. “Our three counties offer an incredible combination of assets for global manufacturers, including an established automotive cluster, a skilled workforce with a depth of expertise and integrated transportation infrastructure. By choosing to locate in the Charleston region, Weber Automotive sends a powerful message to automotive companies around the world reinforcing just how competitive we have become.” 

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