Automotive and industrial product solutions firm JTEKT North America recently announced it is investing $1.75 million in Greenville County, South Carolina with the expansion of its Greenville plant.
“To see a company like JTEKT grow beyond their initial investment in the county lets us know that we are doing things right here in Greenville," Greenville County Council Chairman Dr. Bob Taylor said. "Our business climate, infrastructure, and talented workforce all help make this a globally-recognized destination for the automotive industry.”
The expansion will see JTEKT establishing its North American operational headquarters adjacent to its Koyo bearing product technical center at CU-ICAR, an advanced-technology research campus for the automotive industry in Greevnille, South Carolina.
“Our operational headquarters in Greenville County and CU-ICAR will provide an efficient base to support our extensive footprint in North America," JTEKT North America CEO Mike Davidson said. "The availability of professional and technical talent, proximity to the majority of our production facilities, and the quality of life in the Upstate makes this a great move for our organization.”
When the expansion is up and running in the first quarter of 2016, 27 new jobs will be created.
JTEKT Corp. launched in January 2006 when bearing manufacturer Koyo Seiko Co. Ltd. and machine tool production company Toyoda Machine Works Ltd. merged.
Today, JTEKT employs more than 44,000 workers around the globe, more than 7,000 of them at its 14 manufacturing facilities and technical and sales centers in North America.