The Drive to Succeed
Day in and day out, our skilled and trusted craftsmen and women are hard at work producing crucial automotive parts. Combining a can-do spirit with robust training and education programs, our automotive industry is thriving, and finding unique ways to meet the needs of ever-changing markets. From brakes to automotive fabric to fuel injectors, leading automotive companies are continuing to find a home in Central SC.
GEARING UP FOR GLOBAL BRANDS
Our high concentration of skilled talent and strategic location between the state’s three largest OEMs makes us primed for success. With easy access to four interstates, both Spartanburg’s BMW and Charleston’s Volvo and Mercedes Benz facilities are within an hour’s reach - and our manufacturing workforce of nearly 40,000 is ready to get to work fueling the next great global brand. Offering an inviting mix of bustling cities and charming small towns, all at a business-friendly cost, automotive companies large and small are landing – and succeeding - in Central SC. Global production and research headquarters like Pure Power Technologies are solving complex mechanical and materials challenges, while international and family-owned companies like MM Technics are winning valuable supplier contracts and growing at record pace.
1-hour drive to state's 3 major OEMs - BMW, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz
8,500+employed in automotive-related facilities
Top 5 state for highest concentration of assemblers & fabricators
65+ automotive related facilities
Gloabl reach: companies from 10 countries
#1 in export of tires & completed passenger vehicles
Made in Central SC
Employers That Call Central SC Home
Resources and Support
We have the resources and support that provide a dynamic environment where entrepreneurs, startups and established companies succeed and prosper.
Clemson University International Center of Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)
Houses the nation's only graduate department of automotive engineering advances the industry through innovative research, education, industry collaboration & workforce development.
S.C. Automotive Council
Industry association that facilitates the growth of the South Carolina automotive industry.