Genetec Global Technologies expanding operations in Greenville County, SC

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC – June 7, 2012 – Genetec Global Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genetec Technology Berhad of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, located in Fountain Inn, today announced plans to further expand its presence in Greenville County by opening a new operation, Genetec Technology Automation, in Simpsonville. The $1.2 million investment is expected to generate 160 new jobs.

“We are pleased to move forward with expansion plans in Greenville County. South Carolina has provided an excellent business environment for our company. This expansion will help augment our other businesses – Systems South in Fountain Inn, S.C. and IP Systems in Denver – by expanding our market share with innovative designs, increased capacity and global support. We appreciate the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Dan Gehrman, vice president of Genetec Technology Automation.

The announcement was made in tandem with the Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), charged with promoting and enhancing quality of life in Greenville County by facilitating job growth and investment.

Genetec Technology Automation provides fully integrated manufacturing solutions for industries such as the automotive, healthcare and textile sectors. The company will add sales, engineering and assembly capabilities for providing custom automation equipment to customers. The company also plans to outsource much of their manufacturing requirements to local suppliers for machining and fabrication.

“It’s a great day in South Carolina and we celebrate Genetec’s decision to invest $1.2 million and create 160 well-paying new jobs. Our state’s business-friendly climate and skilled workforce continue to not only attract outside investment, but also help existing businesses like Genetec grow,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

Since January, South Carolina recruited more than $2 billion in investment and more than 3,000 new jobs in the manufacturing sector.

“Our state’s manufacturing sector continues to grow and remains a wealth creator for our state’s economy. Genetec’s investment is another sign of that. We appreciate the company’s commitment to our state,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“Genetec Technology Automation is a prime example of a company that combines world-class technology and lean processes,” said Greenville Area Development Corporation Chairman Chris Riley. “The company is an entrepreneurial business with innovative strategies and rapid growth potential, and is a wonderful example of the increasing strength of advanced manufacturing organizations found in Greenville County and across South Carolina.”

The company will begin hiring for the new positions in June. Anyone interested in job opportunities should submit information to: [email protected].
readySC™, a division of the S.C. Technical College System, is assisting the company with the recruitment and training of new employees.

For more information about Genetec Technology Automation, please visit www.genetecglobal.com.

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Since its inception in 2001, the Greenville Area Development Corporation has announced support of more than 200 major projects representing more than $2.6 billion in capital investment and creating in excess of 15,000 new jobs in Greenville County. For additional information, visit them on the web at www.GoGADC.com or call 864.235.2008.

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