- Local employees, corporate executives open new administrative wing
- New construction provides open office communication, additional parking
- Expansion took 10 months to complete with $4 million investment
Duncan, S.C., June 13, 2017… Approximately 175 Röchling employees gathered for lunch with local supporters to celebrate the grand opening of an administrative wing at the company’s Duncan facility. The three-story, 11,800 square-foot expansion will house 45 employees focused on management, finance, controlling, accounting, internal sales, purchasing, sales, and environment, health and safety to create additional space at the existing facility.
“The Duncan facility is a vital piece of our global manufacturing footprint and central to the customers we serve,” said Erwin Doll, President and CEO of the Röchling Automotive Group. “We celebrate the design and purpose of this expansion because it will make us a more collaborative, efficient and effective team.” He added that this is the fourth Röchling Automotive facility globally to celebrate an opening in 2017: Worms, Germany; Laives (Leifers), Italy; and Peine, Germany.
The project represents a $4 million investment, which was a solution to office capacity being reached at the facility. In 2016, a $5.8 million investment was made to update and add additional manufacturing equipment at the site. Among the grand opening celebration attendees were Röchling Automotive board members: Andrea Rocca, Executive Vice President and COO; Evelyn Thome, CFO; and Steffen Rowold, CFO Röchling-Group.
“Similar to other Röchling facilities, this one is designed to offer a comfortable and flexible working environment to our employees,” said Justin White, Managing Director of Röchling Automotive North America. The new office space is an open design, allowing for barrier-free communication, and offers several meeting room concepts. In addition, employees can utilize new kitchenettes with coffee bars, a covered patio and fitness room.
Opened in 1999, Röchling Automotive’s Duncan facility employs 385 employees and produces integrated system solutions in the areas of aerodynamics, powertrain and new mobility markets.