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Pierburg US investing $27M and adding 95 jobs

Staff Report //December 19, 2019//

Pierburg US investing $27M and adding 95 jobs

Staff Report //December 19, 2019//

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Pierburg US LLC, a manufacturer of components for air supply and emission control, today announced plans to expand its existing operations in Greenville County. The $27 million investment will create 95 new jobs, according to a news release from the Greenville Area Development Corp.

Pierburg is one of three brands under the Rheinmetall Automotive group. The other two are Kolbenschmidt and Motorservice, according to their website. Company roots go back to 1909 in Berlin.

The 100,000-square-foot facility in Fountain Inn produces exhaust gas recirculation modules, bypass valves and components for electric throttle controls.

“We are very excited to add several new lines to our facility, some of them for parts to be produced in the USA for the first time,” Pierburg North America President Stevan Zivanovic said in the news release. “That means creating more local jobs and investing in people by training them and creating technologically advanced workforce.”

Current employment numbers at the plant were not available.

“We are thrilled with the relationship we have with Greenville County and the S.C. Department of Commerce, and only with their help and unceasing partnership, we can continue to grow and create more jobs for the community,” Zivanovic said in the release.

Pierburg US LLC’s investment includes installation of four new production lines within the existing facility over the next five years.

“We greatly appreciate Pierburg US LLC's decision to expand their production capacity in Greenville County,” Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. “Butch” Kirven said in the releases. Kirven is also a board member with the Greenville Area Development Corp. “As a highly successful manufacturer of products using advanced technology and performance-based processes, their success is enabled by attracting and retaining a skilled team of associates. Pierburg's expansion means new opportunities for motivated people to join a great team.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project, according to the release.

“Pierburg US LLC has an ideal mix of local and national talent to thrive in this global economy, and we are delighted that they have chosen to continue expanding right here in Fountain Inn,” Mayor G.P. McLeer said in the release. “We are proud of their success and contributions to our Fountain Inn community.”