King Automation expanding in Spartanburg County

King Automation is investing $4 million in relocating from Greer to a new, larger, 80,000-square-foot facility in Roebuck. The industrial automation engineering company expects to add 80 jobs over the next five years.

Russ Weber, chairman of the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group, said the purchase and renovation of the larger building “stands to breathe new life into a once vibrant manufacturing facility in the Roebuck community.”

King Automation, incorporated in 2005, specializes in designing, developing and maintaining manufacturing projects for the automotive industry and automating warehousing to serve logistics expansion among other related engineering services. King Automation also operates a sister facility in Joinville, Brazil.

Located at 4300 Stone Station Road, the new building will be retrofitted to incorporate energy efficient strategies, aS.C. Department of Commerce statement said.

“This energy-efficient facility will allow us to continue and expand our services to automotive, textile, metalworking, food and beverage industries,” King Automation President Emerson Stobel said.

The company’s customers include BMW, Benteler, Magna, Mercedes-Benz, ThyssenKrupp, Volkswagen and Target.

Hiring is expected to start in fall, and prospective applicants can get more information at the company website.

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Alyssa BennettKing Automation expanding in Spartanburg County