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Röchling Automotive expanding Upstate operations

Automotive supplier investing $5.8 million to expand production capacity in Spartanburg County

Published Thursday, December 10, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Röchling Automotive USA LLP, a North American subsidiary of R?chling Automotive Group, is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County. The company is investing $5.8 million in the facility, which serves as its North American headquarters, creating 25 new jobs in Duncan, S.C.

Röchling  Group is a Germany-based firm, which can trace its history back to 1822. Focusing on the automotive industry, the company provides automobile manufacturers with solutions ‎for lower aerodynamic drag, better thermal management and improved sound, making the best out of its competencies in plastics and system expertise.

To accommodate new business and increased customer demand, Röchling Automotive USA LLP is investing in new equipment at its Spartanburg County facility, which will allow the company to accommodate higher production volumes. Located at 245 Parkway East in Duncan, the new machinery is expected to be fully operational in early 2016.

Hiring for the new positions is currently underway. To inquire about job openings in the Duncan location, please contact the Duncan HR team via For more information on the company, visit


“Spartanburg County has been home to our North American Headquarters for nearly 15 years, and we are glad to continue our growth here. As our company has expanded over the years, the support of both the State of South Carolina and Spartanburg County has been greatly appreciated. R?chling Automotive is dedicated to providing industry-leading products to our customers, and we are doing it very successfully with our talented local employee base. We believe that continuing to invest in our existing facilities will keep our company on the leading edge of automotive thermoplastic process technologies and position us well for sustained growth.” –R?chling Automotive USA LLP Vice President Justin White

"The success of great corporate citizens like R?chling motivates Team South Carolina to keep fighting for tax relief, education reform and workforce training so we can keep our economic development momentum going. R?chling's expansion is a win for Duncan, a win for Spartanburg County and a win for the entire state.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“It’s exciting to see another one of South Carolina’s existing businesses grow its footprint in our state. We celebrate R?chling's decision to invest $5.8 million in its Spartanburg County operations, adding to the tremendous economic growth taking place within our Upstate community.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Few projects give Spartanburg County as much pleasure as seeing one of our existing companies continue to grow, diversify and expand as Röchling Automotive has done over the years. With this investment comes a physical expansion into a vacant 150,000-square-foot facility and the addition of several well-paying jobs. We are proud to have Roechling call Spartanburg home for their North American Headquarters. They are a great corporate citizen, and we are thankful for the hundreds of jobs they create in our community.” – David Britt, chairman of the Economic Recruitment and Development Committee of Spartanburg County and member of the Economic Futures Group Board


  • Röchling Automotive USA LLP is expanding production capacity in Spartanburg County.
  • $5.8 million investment creating 25 new jobs.
  • Röchling  Group, a Germany-based firm, can trace its history back to 1822.
  • The company’s Spartanburg County facility, which serves as its North American headquarters, is located at 245 Parkway East in Duncan.
  • To inquire about job openings in the Duncan location, please contact the Duncan HR team via

About Röchling g Automotive Group

With more than 4,200 employees, the Röchling Automotive Group is a global partner to automotive manufacturers and system suppliers. Its 22 manufacturing plants, spread across four continents, ensure customer proximity. The Group’s four R&D locations produce long-term benefits for end customers. Extensive support services for automotive manufacturers are predominantly provided at local sales and customer service offices.

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