Belgian manufacturer unveils first US location in Spartanburg County.

Belgium-based Hammer-IMS unveiled its offices in Duncan in Spartanburg County during a grand-opening event.

The event marked a significant milestone in the company's journey toward providing cutting-edge solutions to revolutionize the manufacturing industry, according to a news release. Hammer-IMS, originally a Belgian tech-start-up company, founded in 2016, has now officially crossed the Atlantic Ocean and is currently in search for people to start-up its American team, the release stated.

As Hammer-IMS cuts the ribbon and opens its doors to the American market, Michel Gerebtzoff as the consul general of Belgium in Atlanta, Ethan Burroughs, vice president of economic advancement at Spartanburg Community College, John Lummus, president and CEO of the Upstate SC Alliance, Jean Louis Vanderstraeten, honorary consul of Belgium, and Kyle Sox, vice president of industrial development, One Spartanburg Inc., took part in the welcoming event, the release stated.

The decision to establish operations in Spartanburg County reflects Hammer-IMS' strategic vision and commitment to growth on a global scale, the release stated. A recent capital increase by its Belgian investors has injected an unprecedented momentum into the company, enabling it to explore international business opportunities for which the U.S. market is on the top of the list, the release estated.

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The choice of Spartanburg County as a hub for expansion was no coincidence, as the selected office center is strategically situated at the crossroads of major interstates, with a sprawling 363,000 square feet of flexible industrial warehousing and office space for newcomers, the release stated. Furthermore, Spartanburg County houses...

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