Dräxlmaier Completes New Upstate Expansion

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The Dräxlmaier Group, one of the world’s top automotive suppliers, has completed a new expansion of its existing manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. This expansion represents an investment of $42.7 million and the creation of 460 new jobs.

A tier one supplier to the international automotive industry and headquartered in Germany, Dräxlmaier manufactures interiors for premium automobiles and plastic components at its Duncan, S.C. site, which is located at 1751 East Main Street. Opened in 1998, the facility has been expanded three times since then, the last time in 2015 when Dräxlmaier constructed a 184,000-square-foot production and logistics building.

With this project, Dräxlmaier has invested in additional equipment to accommodate new automotive interior production demands by new and existing customers.

“We are proud to call South Carolina our home. Our latest expansion shows that we are committed to steady growth in the region,” Josef Mittermeier, Draexlmaier Group CEO Americas, said in the release. “South Carolina offers us an excellent business environment, a talented and skilled workforce and exceptional market access. We appreciate all the support we have received from state and local officials.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to the project. A $500,000 Set Aside grant was also awarded to Spartanburg County to assist with the costs of building upfit.

For more information on the Dräxlmaier Group, visit the company’s website.