Volvo supplier Gnotec investing $5.9M in new Orangeburg County operations.

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Automobile component manufacturer Gnotec Group is investing $5.9 million to locate its first U.S.operations in Orangeburg County, a move expected to create 78 jobs.

Gnotec, which specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of metal components for chassis structures, has operations in China, Slovakia and Sweden. Among its clients it counts Volvo Cars, which just began full production onthe S60 sedan at its new plant near Ridgeville in September.

"We at Gnotec Group are excited to take the next step in our development to support our global customers by adding operations in the United States," Gnotec Group CEO Joergen Oldenstedt said in a news release. "We are very satisfied with Orangeburg County's great logistics position, as well as South Carolina's growing automotive industry, skilled workforce and excellent...

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