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Sundaram-Clayton Limited Expands Operations

Nov 30, 2018 10:20AM ● By Kathleen Maris
Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), a leading Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products to global original equipment manufacturers, announced that it is further expanding its Dorchester County operations. By investing $40 million, the company is expected to create an additional 100 new jobs.

SCL, part of the $6.5 billion TVS Group, is a leading supplier of aluminum die-castings to the automotive and non-automotive sectors. In 2017, the company announced plans to establish its first South Carolina operations in the Ridgeville Industrial Campus in Ridgeville, S.C. SCL acquired 50 acres of land for the facility, where it manufactures aluminum high-pressure, die-cast products and permanent mold gravity cast parts for its customers.

To meet increased demand for its products, the company will be expanding its Ridgeville facility by 78,000 square feet. The additional space will accommodate new equipment, increasing the capacity for the plant. Hiring for the new positions is slated to begin in the second quarter of 2019.

"The United States has always been an important market for us," said Dr. Lakshmi Venu, SCL joint managing director. "To serve this market better, we have established a manufacturing base in Dorchester County in South Carolina, given the strategic business advantages, including an excellent business environment and a well-qualified workforce. The continued strength of the U.S. economy has led to an increase in demand for our products and, thus, the expansion of the existing manufacturing base in South Carolina. We appreciate the overall support from the state and the county and look forward to being a part of the community here."