Congratulations to our partners in Newberry County. After announcing their first U.S. plant in Newberry less than 3 years ago, MM Technics has been growing rapidly. As a supplier to BMW’s Spartanburg plant, MM Technics’ expansion represents the strength of South Carolina’s world-class automotive industry. We welcome this investment & continued commitment to growth in Newberry County.
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For Immediate Release
October 3, 2019
MM Technics expanding operations in Newberry County
$6 million investment creating 35 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. - MM Technics, an American subsidiary of automotive supplier Muhr Metalltechnik, is expanding its Newberry County operations. The $6 million investment is creating 35 new jobs.
MM Technics uses state-of-the-art machineries like servo presses and automated welding equipment to supply automotive companies throughout the United States and Europe.
Located at Mid-Carolina Commerce Park, MM Technics' expansion includes an 18,000-square-foot addition to its facility, the purchase of a third metal stamping press and the installation of high-speed robotic welding systems. The expansion is designed to raise the capacities of stamping parts and install efficient and high-speed robotic cells for welding assemblies. This additional investment will meet the needs of the company's primary customer, BMW, and will also allow the company to establish new business with other automotive manufacturers.
The expansion is expected to be complete in early 2020.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Newberry County a $100,000 Set-Aside grant for costs related to the project.
“The launch-up of our green-field project facility at Mid-Carolina Commerce Park is a great story of success. For a year and a half now, MM Technics has supplied a large number of serial body parts for the new SUV models X3 and X5, in perfect accordance with the quality and logistical needs of our major client, BMW, in Spartanburg. Our amazing team at MM Technics is a great mix of experienced high-skilled experts and young college graduates. The trouble-free start-up gives us the opportunity to expand into additional stamping capacity and into high-tech welding assembly work. We greatly appreciate the repeated support by the state, the county and their cooperating partners.” -MM Technics President Meinolf Muhr
“We are thrilled that less than three years after establishing operations in South Carolina, MM Technics is already announcing an expansion. This investment shows MM Technics' commitment to the people of South Carolina, and we look forward to the continued positive impact this will have in Newberry County and across the state.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina remains a leader in the global automotive industry, and this expansion by MM Technics is a great example of that. This additional investment further proves that South Carolina has the business climate, workforce and logistics capabilities companies are looking for.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Council is delighted MM Technics has been so successful in such a short amount of time. This expansion not only shows that MM Technics' core business is strong, but we take this as a vote of confidence in our community and our business environment. We're incredibly pleased and thankful the MM Technics experience in Newberry County has been positive and prosperous.” -Newberry County Council Chairman Henry H. Livingston III
FIVE FAST FACTS
- MM Technics is expanding operations in Newberry County.
- The $6 million investment is creating 35 jobs.
- The company uses state-of-the-art machineries like servo presses and automated welding equipment to supply automotive companies.
- Located at Mid-Carolina Commerce Park, MM Technics' expansion includes an 18,000-square-foot addition to its facility, the purchase of a third metal stamping press and the installation of high-speed robotic welding systems.
- The expansion is expected to be complete in early 2020.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State was among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 - extending its streak of top five finishes since 2011. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities' State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce