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Kuntai establishing operations in Orangeburg County, SC
Welcome Kuntai to Orangeburg County. With this investment, the community is expanding its mastery in the automotive industry. From mechanical components to textiles and more, the future growth of automotive is accelerating in Orangeburg.
PRESS RELEASE: South Carolina Department of Commerce
July 26, 2022
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kuntai (North Charleston) Limited Corporation (Kuntai), an automotive parts manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Orangeburg County. The company’s $1.5 million investment will create 41 new jobs.
Kuntai specializes in car floor mats and is a supplier for high-end original equipment manufacturers.
Located at 152 Regional Parkway, Building F, in Orangeburg, Kuntai’s new facility will allow the company to produce floor mats and will be used as a base to further expand its business in the North American market.
Operations are expected to be online by October 2022. Individuals interested in joining the Kuntai team should email resumes to the company.
“Kuntai (North Charleston) Limited Corporation is excited to open its new floor mats factory in Orangeburg, South Carolina. We chose South Carolina as our new facility location because of the business-friendly environment, its skilled workforce and proximity to our customers. We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship and will definitely consider South Carolina for all future projects.” –Kuntai (North Charleston) Limited Corporation General Manager Vincent Zhang
“South Carolina is home to more than 600 automotive-related companies, and we are proud to add Kuntai to that impressive roster. We congratulate them on their $1.5 million investment that will create 41 new jobs and welcome them to South Carolina and Orangeburg County.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Kuntai’s decision to establish new operations in South Carolina is a testament to our world-class workforce. We are excited for these job opportunities in Orangeburg County and look forward to a strong partnership with Kuntai for many years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“We are grateful that Kuntai has selected Orangeburg County for its cutting-edge manufacturing operations and its state-of-the-art facility. This announcement by Kuntai brings 30 international companies representing 17 countries to Orangeburg County. The creation of 41 new jobs will create significant impact for our citizens and the investment in our community. We thank the Kuntai leadership and investors for believing in our people and location – making this another great day in Orangeburg County!” -Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Kuntai (North Charleston) Limited Corporation (Kuntai) is establishing operations in Orangeburg County.
- The company’s $1.5 million investment will create 41 new jobs.
- Kuntai is an automotive parts manufacturer.
- Located at 152 Regional Parkway, Building F, in Orangeburg, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the Kuntai team should email resumes to the company.
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 has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro-business climate. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
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