SAGE Automotive Interiors expanding Abbeville County operations

Nov102015

Company investing $4 million in existing Abbeville County facilities

COLUMBIA, S.C. - SAGE Automotive Interiors, a firm that develops and manufactures innovative automotive bodycloth and headliners, is investing $4 million to expand its existing operations in Abbeville County, where it has two facilities. This project reflects the company's ongoing commitment to remain a leader in the dynamic global automotive market.

 

Established in 2009, SAGE Automotive Interiors is a top provider to original equipment manufacturers in the automotive industry. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., the company operates four facilities in the Palmetto State, employing approximately 900 South Carolinians overall. Serving the global automotive market, SAGE Automotive Interiors also operates more than 15 facilities across North and South America, Asia and Europe.

 

To expand its existing Abbeville County operations, the company is investing in equipment and technology upgrades for its two existing Abbeville, S.C. plants, which are located at 601 Brooks Street and 1395 Highway 72 West, respectively. Expected to be completed in phases beginning in late 2015, the expansion will allow SAGE Automotive Interiors to position its facilities for future growth.

 

For more information on SAGE Automotive Interiors, visit www.sageautomotiveinteriors.com.

 

QUOTES

"Sage Automotive Interiors is pleased to make this announcement for our company and particularly our Abbeville locations. As we face global competition on cost and performance, we continue to invest in our core strengths in South Carolina to support our future growth." -Sage Automotive Interiors President and CEO Dirk Pieper

 

"It's always exciting to see new companies move to do business in South Carolina, but there's something special about celebrating when one of our existing companies expands here. We work extremely hard to take care of the companies we already have here, which is why we keep seeing companies like SAGE Automotive Interiors continue to call South Carolina home and continue to invest in our people." -Gov. Nikki Haley

 

"Today, we celebrate yet another success story for a company headquartered right here in South Carolina. I offer my congratulations to SAGE Automotive Interiors for all that they've achieved in the Upstate and around the world." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

"It's always great to see an existing industry like Sage Automotive Interiors investing in our community. Sage Automotive Interiors is an important part of our economy and community. We look forward to partnering with Sage Automotive for years to come." -Abbeville County Council Chairman Bryan McClain  

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • SAGE Automotive Interiors is expanding its existing Abbeville County operations.
  • $4 million investment in equipment and technology upgrades.
  • Today, the firm operates four facilities across the Palmetto State, employing approximately 900 South Carolinians overall.
  • The company's existing Abbeville County facilities are located at 601 Brooks Street and 1395 Highway 72 West in Abbeville, S.C.
  • The expansion is expected to be completed in phases beginning in late 2015.

About SAGE Automotive Interiors

Sage Automotive Interiors is one of the world's leading providers of automotive interior surfaces-seating, door panels, and headliners-to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Global offices and manufacturing locations include the U.S., Japan, China, Brazil, Korea and Europe. Sage enjoys core strengths in consumer research, sustainability and innovative problem solving for the OEM. Sage's vision is to be the market leader in design, engineering, and technical capability supported by world class manufacturing. For more information on SAGE Automotive Interiors, visit www.sageautomotiveinteriors.com