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Parker Poe Assists German Company on Launch of First U.S. Automotive Parts Facility

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  • April 22, 2015
(COLUMBIA, SC) Professionals with the Business Incentives and Investment Group at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP are advising EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics Inc. to establish a new auto parts manufacturing plant in Anderson County, South Carolina.
 
The $11.1 million investment at the Alliance Industrial Park in Anderson will allow the company to produce plastic interior parts and is the first American production facility for German EuWe Group, a supplier to 10 of the world’s largest automakers.  The facility is expected to create 49 new jobs. Hiring will begin in the second quarter of 2016 and full production is expected by 2017.
 
The company considered several locations through the US before selecting Alliance Industrial Park off Interstate 85 in Anderson. Parker Poe professionals are supporting EuWe Eugen Wexler to secure state and local business recruitment incentives, assist in site acquisition and navigate other corporate relocation issues.
 
“EuWe is excited to soon start its first operations in the United States. When looking for the right site, we were impressed by the professionalism and welcoming demeanor of the people in South Carolina, especially those in Anderson County. As a company that is still managed by its founding family and one that always plans for the future, we believe we’ll find the best employees here in South Carolina to make this endeavor a success,” said Markus Gosse, CEO of EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics.
 
“Helping such a globally respected company find a location so ideally suited to serving its North American customers was a privilege. We’re happy to have had a role in making this happen,” says Michael Kozlarek, a Partner at Parker Poe who supports companies and communities in economic development matters.

“We’re proud that EuWe has decided to join the ranks of international auto industry suppliers that have made significant investments in the Southeast US, creating new jobs for our citizens and long-term, profitable opportunities for the company and the community,” said Sam Moses, Partner at Parker Poe and co-chair of the firm’s Business Incentives & Investment Group.

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