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ZF Transmission Opens Laurens County Plant, Adding 450 Jobs

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Assembly of 8-speed automatic transmission at ZF Saarbrücken plant. Assembly of 8-speed automatic transmission at ZF Saarbrücken plant.
LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. -

ZF Transmission officially opened their new plant in Laurens County Friday with plans to hire an additional 450 workers.

Dr. Stefan Sommer, ZF Chief Executive Officer, said the number of employees is expected to increase from 1,200 to 1,650 at the facility in Gray Court. The new facility will also be expanding.

ZF Transmissions Gray Court is expected to produce 1.2 million automatic car transmissions yearly at that plant.

The current plant is over 950,000 square feet and Dr. Sommer announced, "we will be increasing the existing footprint by almost half" according to a written news release. 

"We celebrate ZF's additional $175 million investment and the creation of 450 new jobs in Laurens County," said Governor Nikki Haley in a written statement.

"It is the largest single investment in the almost century-long history of ZF," emphasized Dr. Konstantin Sauer, ZF Board Member responsible for finance and the North American region.

Land Rover and Chrysler are current customers of ZF Transmission which manufacures  8-speed automatic transmissions and the world's first 9-speed automatic transmission.

There was no information released on when hiring for the additional jobs will begin.

There are currently 500 jobs being hired for this year, you can find a link to those job postings by clicking here.

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