$3.3 million investment will create 35 new jobs
AGP Group, one of the world’s leading specialty glazing manufacturers, today announced plans to establish its innovative AGP eGlass division in Lexington County. The company’s $3.3 million investment will create 35 new jobs.
Headquartered in Belgium and with operations around the world, AGP eGlass is a pioneer in high-tech automotive glazing solutions. With a value proposition focused on anticipating and responding to the latest industry trends, AGP eGlass is working with more than 20 automotive brands worldwide that are shaping the future of sustainable mobility through electric and autonomous driving.
Located at 423 Foster Brothers Drive in West Columbia, AGP eGlass’ Lexington facility will be the company’s newest added value operations (AVO) satellite plant and will feature a highly automated manufacturing model for direct assembly of glass parts.
Operations are expected to be online in November. Individuals interested in joining the AGP eGlass team should visit the company’s careers page.
“We are very pleased to open a new AVO facility in Lexington County. This will support our global expansion strategy to continue working closely with automotive OEMs and partners, especially for the North American market. Thanks to its high level of automation and state-of-the-art capabilities, it meets even the highest quality standards of our customers and the industry to enable the vehicles of today and tomorrow.”
-AGP Group CEO and Chairman of the Board Arturo Mannheim
“AGP eGlass’ decision to locate in Lexington County is yet another testament of companies that are paving the way in the future of the automotive industry and want to grow their operations in South Carolina. We welcome AGP eGlass and look forward to a long partnership in the years ahead.”
-Gov. Henry McMaster
“As the shift to electric and autonomous vehicles accelerates, it’s critical that South Carolina fosters a business environment that attracts future-focused companies like AGP eGlass. We welcome AGP eGlass to Lexington County and South Carolina and congratulate the company on its newest operation.”
-Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“As a leader in their industry with operations all over the world, we are very happy AGP Group chose to establish their latest operations in Lexington County. This investment in our community will help create jobs for Lexington County residents and create more opportunities for growth moving forward.”
-Lexington County Council Chairman Scott Whetstone
“We welcome AGP eGlass to Lexington County. We celebrate this investment alongside our partners in Lexington, a location with a reputation for strong automotive industry growth and sustainability. As the future of automotive production rapidly advances, we look forward to seeing how AGP’s future-focused approach to meet industry needs will help drive opportunities within local communities.”
-Central SC Alliance Chairman Matthew Shaffer
FIVE FAST FACTS
- AGP Group is establishing operations of its AGP eGlass division in Lexington County.
- The company’s $3.3 million investment will create 35 new jobs.
- AGP eGlass is a premier global leader in designing and manufacturing high-tech automotive glass.
- Located at 423 Foster Brothers Drive in West Columbia, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the AGP eGlass team should visit the company’s careers page.