Siemens Industry Inc. recently announced plans to open an assembly and manufacturing plant in Mauldin, S.C., later this year. The 45,600-square-foot facility will assemble Siemens’ new Simogear family of geared motors, featuring helical, parallel shaft and helical bevel gear units primarily used in modern conveyor systems found in warehousing, logistics and distribution, airport baggage handling, automotive manufacturing and food and beverage processing.

"The new South Carolina geared motor facility will place the company and its products manufactured in South Carolina closer to machine builders and manufacturers in the southeastern United States," said Doug Keith, president of Siemens’ Drive Technologies Division. "The announcement of this plant adds to Siemens’ ability to be a single-source provider of integrated drive-train solutions for industry. Our portfolio of gears, motors, drives and automation is helping to lead a global transformation of the industrial and manufacturing sector by increasing productivity and energy efficiency to the highest possible levels."

Keith added that the site combined all of the necessary elements Siemens was seeking in a location, including proximity to transportation infrastructure, a highly skilled workforce with reputable educational institutions nearby, a green-minded community and a dedicated group of business partners.

"It's a great day in South Carolina when a world-class company like Siemens chooses to locate new operations in our state," said Gov. Nikki Haley. "We celebrate the company’s decision to invest in South Carolina and create new jobs."

Local Siemens officials are currently working on workforce development and training needs. Siemens plans to begin hiring in October. Individuals interested in learning more may visit the Siemens career website at www.usa.siemens.com/careers.