SAGE Automotive Interiors expanding Greenville County operations

Dec102015

Company investing $5 million in existing Greenville County facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. - SAGE Automotive Interiors, a firm that develops and manufactures innovative automotive seating material and headliners, is investing $5 million to expand its existing operations in Greenville County, where it operates both a manufacturing plant and a headquarters facility.

 

Established in 2009, SAGE Automotive Interiors is a top provider to original equipment manufacturers in the automotive industry. Globally, the company operates more than 15 facilities across North and South America, Asia and Europe. With four facilities across the Palmetto State, the company employs approximately 900 South Carolinians overall.

 

Today's announcement complements a $4 million expansion in Abbeville County, which the company announced earlier this year. Together, these Upstate investments reflect SAGE Automotive's ongoing commitment to remain a leader in the dynamic global automotive market.

 

To expand its Greenville County operations, the company is upgrading equipment and technology at its existing manufacturing facility, located at 518 Pumpkintown Road in Marietta, S.C. Expected to be completed in phases beginning in 2016, 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

"We are pleased to be announcing further investment in South Carolina. This investment in Greenville County is significant for our associates and operations. Maintaining state of the art facilities and technology for our associates in South Carolina is critical to our success." -Sage Automotive Interiors President and CEO Dirk Pieper

 

"SAGE Automotive Interiors is one of our fantastic corporate citizens that has shown the world that South Carolina is a state where businesses thrive. We're excited to celebrate SAGE's second expansion in our state in only a year because, with each expansion, the 900 South Carolinians who work there, as well as our entire state, see that SAGE is committed to them and to building on this momentum." -Gov. Nikki Haley

 

"South Carolina's automotive industry continues to thrive and today's announcement by SAGE Automotive Interiors is a testament to that. By expanding their operations in both Greenville and Abbeville Counties, the company is making a statement that all communities throughout the Palmetto State truly are 'Just right' for business." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

   

"We are never more pleased than when we see an established company in Greenville enjoy the kind of success that facilitates growth. SAGE Automotive's continuing expansion will benefit Greenville's economy for many years to come." -Greenville County Council Chairman Dr. Bob Taylor  

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • SAGE Automotive Interiors is expanding its existing Greenville County operations.
  • $5 million investment in equipment and technology upgrades.
  • Today, the firm operates four facilities across the Palmetto State, employing approximately 900 South Carolinians overall.
  • Today's announcement compliments a $4 million expansion in Abbeville County, which the company announced earlier this year.
  • 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.