Gnotec Group Locating New Operations in Orangeburg County

Staff Report From Columbia CEO

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Gnotec Group, a supplier to the automotive industry, is locating new operations in Orangeburg County. The company’s $5.9 million investment is projected to create 78 new jobs in the community.

Gnotec specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of metal components for automotive and commercial vehicles’ body-in-white and chassis structures. With operations in China, Slovakia and Sweden, the company utilizes state-of-the-art automated technology in metal stamping, welding and assembly to provide customers with premium-quality solutions.

The company will be establishing operations in a 30,000-square-foot production facility at 152 Regional Parkway in Orangeburg, S.C. and is expected to come online in the first quarter of 2019. Hiring is slated to begin later this quarter, and interested applicants should visit for more information.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.


“We at Gnotec Group are excited to take the next step in our development to support our global customers by adding operations in the United States. We are very satisfied with Orangeburg County’s great logistics position, as well as South Carolina’s growing automotive industry, skilled workforce and excellent support for our establishment.” –Gnotec Group CEO Jörgen Oldenstedt

“The talented workforce in South Carolina has established a reputation as one of the best in the world. Gnotec Group’s decision to locate here represents not only the strength of our automotive industry, but the strength of our state’s economy as a whole.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina features an automotive constellation that’s second to none, and Gnotec’s new facility in Orangeburg County is further proof of that. Our workforce has consistently demonstrated an ability to get the job done, and we look forward to watching Gnotec succeed here for years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“We are grateful and honored that Orangeburg County has been selected by Gnotec for their first North American location. Gnotec is a leading Scandinavian company that will support nearby Volvo Cars. We welcome many more suppliers to Orangeburg County and the South Carolina Global Logistics Triangle. My fellow county council members, Orangeburg County Development Commission, Central S.C. Alliance as well as the S.C. Department of Commerce are to be commended for all their efforts in support of this project.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

“We are very excited to welcome a Swedish-based Volvo Cars supplier to Orangeburg County. Our Central S.C. Alliance staff has worked diligently over the past years to market our eight-county region to Scandinavian automobile suppliers, and Gnotec’s decision to locate in the area is a great start to a growing local Volvo supplier base. Congratulations to the company and our partners in Orangeburg County.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan