KV Final, a Czech developer and producer of metal parts for the automotive industry, is locating its new operations in Spartanburg County. The company’s $2.5 million investment is projected to create approximately 50 new jobs during its first phase of operation, according to an announcement from the state Department of Commerce.
KV Final is a manufacturer and supplier of stamped, machined and welded parts and assemblies for the automotive industry, the news release said. With existing locations in China and the Czech Republic, the company’s new Spartanburg County plant will feature welding, clinching and degreasing processes, as well as local customer support.
Located at 325 Old Greenville Road in Spartanburg, the company’s 32,000-square-foot facility is expected to come online in the first quarter of 2019. Until now, KV Final has been operating out of the Spark Center SC, a landing pad facility in Duncan’s Spartanburg Community College Tyger River campus. Hiring for the new positions is slated to begin in the second quarter of 2019.
“As a foreign company, we must overcome all the difficulties with a very different environment, but thanks to the intense support of these partners and the warm openness of all the local people, we realized that South Carolina is the perfect place to establish a subsidiary,” KV Final Spartanburg LLC Managing Director Jakub Konecny said in the release.
Spark Center SC is a tool used to help entrepreneurs and businesses build, expand and reorganize, according to its Spartanburg Community College website. It is in a foreign trade zone and includes more than 360,000 square feet of flexible space that can be used to accommodate the temporary needs of clients who commit to a permanent facility in Spartanburg County.