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Auto Parts Manufacturer Expands In Dorchester

Apr 17, 2018 03:15PM ● By Kathleen Maris

Paul Bippus GmbH, a Germany-based manufacturer of precision parts, is launching new production operations to supply Robert Bosch LLC in Dorchester County. The company’s $16.1 million investment is projected to create 45 new jobs.

Founded in 1958, Paul Bippus GmbH produces precision turned parts for automotive manufacturing applications, including starters, braking systems, and fuel injection systems. To house its new Dorchester County manufacturing operations, the company will be constructing a 42,000-square-foot facility in the Muckenfuss Industrial Park in Summerville, S.C.

“Bippus is thrilled to land our first U.S. plant in Dorchester County," said Bastian Bippus, president. "We are a family-owned operation that values a welcoming community that will enable us to continue our success and help us grow our first American operation. The county and the Charleston region offer significant advantages for locating here, allowing us to capitalize on our supplier partnership with Bosch LLC. We are confident that our company, Dorchester County, and the state will benefit from our new endeavor, and we look forward to growing our business here.”