Refresco, an independent bottler for retailers and brand-name products in Europe and North America, will expand its Greenville County operations. The investment is projected to create 25 new jobs, according to the Greenville Area Development Corp.
Founded in 1999, Refresco provides a variety of services from developing new tastes and flavors to providing packaging, storage and distribution. The company has 59 manufacturing sites in Europe and North America, according to its website.
“The entire team at Refresco in Greer has worked hard to earn this opportunity to grow the business,” Refresco Greer Plant Manager William Wise said in the news release. “They have demonstrated consistency in manufacturing excellence, and as a result, have attracted new business and new customers. We are excited to take this next step and to build on our success.”
Located at 1990 Hood Road in Greer, Refresco’s expansion will enable the company to meet growing demand for manufacturing and packing capabilities, the news release said. Additional packaging, processing and quality testing equipment will be procured as part of this expansion.
“It’s always refreshing when a company thrives in the Palmetto State,” S.C. Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said in the release. “Refresco’s latest investment in Greenville County is a terrific example of how local, regional and state economic development leaders can work together to ensure South Carolina businesses have every opportunity to grow and expand within our borders.”
The company’s expansion is expected to be completed by late April.
“As the world’s largest independent bottler for retail brands in Europe and North America, Refresco is committed to excellence in their people, processes and the communities they establish operations in,” Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. "Butch" Kirven said in the release. He also is on the GADC board.
“Their decision to expand operations and hire additional employees here in Greenville County is a testament to this community’s business-friendly climate and our commitment to supporting existing industry here,” he said in the release.
“Refresco is known for its global procurement expertise that creates quality, availability and cost advantages for customers the world over, and the company is proud to call the city of Greer home to one of its operational facilities,” Greer Mayor Rick Danner said in the release. “We commend Refresco for being excellent corporate citizens to our community and congratulate them on their plans to expand operations and hire 25 additional employees here in the city of Greer.”