KING Automation to expand

Industrial automation engineering firm KING Automation is expanding its Spartanburg County operations.


KING Automation to expand.  

Industrial automation engineering firm KING Automation is expanding its Spartanburg County operations.

The plant will move to a larger facility in Roebuck, South Carolina -- a $4 million investment company officials said would create 80 new jobs over the next five years.

KING Automation was founded in South Carolina in 2005. The company designs, develops and deploys manufacturing projects for the automotive industry as well as coordinating warehousing to serve logistics expansion and other related engineering services to the automotive industry.

“South Carolina has provided a dynamic business climate for us to grow," KING Automation President Emerson Stobel said. "This energy-efficient facility will allow us to continue and expand our services to automotive, textile, metalworking, food and beverage industries."

KING also operates facilities in Alabama, Kansas, Michigan, Kentucky, Germany and Brazil. The original South Carolina facility was leased space in Greer.

Hiring for the 80 new positions is expected to begin this fall. For more information on the company, visit www.king-automation.com.

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