Published June 7, 2012
Genetec Global Technologies Inc. announced plans today to further expand by opening a new operation, Genetec Technology Automation, in Simpsonville.
The $1.2 million investment is expected to generate 160 jobs. Genetec Technology Automation will provide manufacturing solutions for industries such as the automotive, health care 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.
Genetic Global Technologies of Fountain Inn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genetec Technology Berhad of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“South Carolina has provided an excellent business environment for our company,” said Genetec Technology Automation Vice President Dan Gehrman. “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.”
The company will begin hiring for the new positions this month. Anyone interested in job opportunities should submit information here. ReadySC, a division of the S.C. Technical College System, will assist with the recruitment and training process.
“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,” said Chairman Chris Riley of the Greenville Area Development Corp., which helped to make the announcement.
Since January, South Carolina recruited more than $2 billion in investment and more than 3,000 new jobs in the manufacturing sector.
Since its inception in 2001, the Greenville Area Development Corp. 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.
Genetec Global Technologies Inc., at 844 S.E. Main St. in Simpsonville, is a global factory automation company that serves a variety of industries with standard and custom automation solutions. The company’s automation is based on engineering expertise, robotics, machine vision and motion control technology.