EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc., a subsidiary of the Germany-based EuWe Group, is establishing manufacturing operations in Anderson County. The automotive supplier is investing $11.1 million to open its first U.S. facility in the Upstate of South Carolina. The investment is expected to create 49 new jobs in Anderson, S.C.
Established in 1968 as a supplier of only metal products, the EuWe Group has grown tremendously since its inception. In 1970, the company expanded its production offerings to include plastic parts. Then, in 1993, the EuWe Group established its first international operations with a facility in Mexico. Today, the firm employs more than 1,700 workers in three countries and exclusively supplies the automotive industry. It boasts a client list featuring 10 of the world's largest automobile manufacturers.
The opening of EuWe's Anderson County facility will allow the company to better serve its North American customers. Located off of I-85 at Alliance Industrial Park in Anderson, S.C., EuWe's South Carolina operations will focus on the production of automotive plastic interior parts.
"EuWe is excited to soon start its first operations in the United States," said EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics CEO, Markus Goose. "As a company that is still managed by its founding family and one that always plans for the future, we believe we'll find the best employees here in South Carolina to also make this endeavor a success."
EuWe's Anderson County operations are expected to reach full-scale production by 2017, with hiring expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016.