Zapp Precision Wire Expanding in Dorchester County

COLUMBIA, S.C.Zapp Precision Wire, Inc., a manufacturer of stainless steel, nickel alloys and titanium wire is
expanding its operations in Dorchester County. The company will be investing
$30 million in the expansion, adding an expected 20 new jobs in Summerville,
S.C.

Founded in 1701 in Germany as
a craft trade firm, the Zapp Group has committed more than three centuries to
the steel industry. In that time, the companies of the Zapp Group have expanded
their offerings to include three main business areas – precision strip, precision wire and materials engineering. With operations in
Asia, Europe, North America and South America, the Zapp Group possesses a truly
global footprint.

In 1996, the Zapp Group opened
its first United States production facility in Dorchester County. Located at
475 International Circle in Summerville, this expanded facility will allow the
firm to accommodate a new production line, as well as manufacturing machinery
and equipment. The expansion will add approximately 30,000 square feet to the
existing facility.

Hiring for new positions is
expected to begin in January 2015. Anyone interested in applying should forward
their resume to jobs.zpw@zapp.com. For more information on Zapp Precision
Wire, Inc., please visit www.zapp.com.

QUOTES

 

“Zapp has
found South Carolina to be a welcoming, family-oriented location for our
American wire operations. As a 300-year-old, family-owned company, we have
enjoyed being part of the Summerville and Charleston area community for the
past 20 years. We are very pleased to be expanding our operations and adding
people, capacity and capabilities. Over the next several years, we will break
ground for a new building addition and install the steel-working equipment
needed to produce precision metallic bars. While Zapp operates similar
equipment in Europe today, this state-of-the-art equipment will give us the
ability to better support our North American customers while also increasing
our global capacity to produce close-tolerance metallic bars.” –Zapp Group Executive Board Member Dr.
Stefan Seng

“Zapp Precision Wire established operations
in South Carolina nearly 20 years ago, and their decision to expand in
Dorchester County is a testament to our state’s world-class workforce and
strong business environment. We congratulate them on this $30 million
investment and the addition of 20 new jobs, and look forward to seeing them
continue to succeed in our state for years to come.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“I am proud that Zapp Precision Wire, Inc. has decided to expand their
Dorchester County operations. Continuing a rich tradition of German investment
in our state, this expansion is great news for Zapp, the local community and
the state of South Carolina. ” –Secretary
of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“We are
extremely pleased to learn of Zapp’s decision to expand at their Dorchester
County location, and stand ready to assist them in any way.” Dorchester County
Council Chairman William Hearn

FIVE FAST FACTS

·        Zapp Precision Wire, Inc. is expanding its operations in Dorchester County.

·        $30 million investment to create 20 jobs.

  • The
    Zapp Group was founded in 1701.
  • In
    Summerville since 1996, Zapp Precision Wire, Inc. is expanding its facility, located at 475 International Circle, by
    approximately 30,000 square-feet.
  • Anyone
    interested in career opportunities with Zapp Precision Wire, Inc. may visit the company’s career page.

About Zapp:

Founded in 1701, Zapp Group has committed more than three
centuries to the steel industry.
In that
time, the companies of the Zapp Group have expanded its offerings to include
three main business areas – precision strip, precision wire and materials
engineering.
Wire from Zapp consists of all types of rustproof special
steel or can be formed from nickel and nickel based alloys and as titanium
wire. Zapp Precision Wire supplies clients with round wire and profile wire
made of stainless steel, nickel alloys and titanium for a wide variety of areas
of application including Automotive, Industrial, Medical and Oil &Gas.
According to the application and the type of treatment, customers can have
stainless steel wire with special surfaces and coatings. Special fixed lengths,
completely free of welds, can also be made.
For
more information on Zapp Precision Wire, Inc., please visit
www.zapp.com.

About S.C. Department of
Commerce

As South Carolina’s leading
economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new
businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce has recruited
world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone,
Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small
and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development.
Commerce partners with the
S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and
recruiting, and with the
S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and
employment opportunities within the state. South Carolina ranked first in the
nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant
Location International reports in both 2012 and 2013. The state won Gold Shovel
Awards in 2014 and 2012 and the Project of Year Award from Area Development
magazine in 2012. For more information, visit
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MEDIA CONTACT:

Allison Skipper, APR

Director of Marketing &
Communications

South Carolina Department of
Commerce

(803) 737-1998

askipper@sccommerce.com

www.SCcommerce.com

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