16 August 2013

Heiche US Surface Technology to invest $4 million and create 38 new jobs in South Carolina

Columbia, S.C. – 16 August 2013 – Heiche US Surface Technology, which specializes in surface treatment for metal automotive components, will locate its new production facility and U.S. headquarters in Spartanburg County. The $4 million investment is expected to generate 38 new jobs. The new facility will apply anti-corrosion surface treatments to metal parts used by automotive companies and is expected to begin operations in December. 

“We are looking forward to setting up our new operations in Spartanburg County. South Carolina provides us with an excellent business environment and a location for us to reach customers throughout the U.S. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Gunter Heiche of the Heichegroup.

“Today’s announcement is another win for the Upstate as well as South Carolina as a whole. Companies from around the world understand that South Carolina is the new ‘it’ state for business. We celebrate Heiche’s decision to invest $4 million and create 38 new jobs in Spartanburg County,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $9 billion in capital investment and more than 26,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

“The ‘BMW effect’ continues to send ripples throughout our state’s economy and announcements like this one show its impact. Today’s announcement by Heiche strengthens South Carolina’s manufacturing renaissance and adds to our reputation in the automotive club. Every one of these jobs will create a positive impact,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“GACC South Services found excellent support from the State of South Carolina in evaluating a number of sites throughout the state, and from the Spartanburg County Economic Futures Group in making the final location decision,” said German American Chamber of Commerce South Services, LLC Managing Director James Blair. “With a strong focus on automotive supplier companies, Heiche US Surface Technology will provide an excellent resource to manufacturers throughout the state and the region.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a rural infrastructure grant for $100,000.

Source: South Carolina Department of Commerce