For Immediate Release
November 14, 2017
Teknoware establishing operations in Horry County
Interior Lighting Systems Manufacturer firm investing $5.875 million and will create 45 new jobs
MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Teknoware, a Finland-based manufacturing firm, today announced plans to establish operations in Horry County. The company will hire approximately 45 employees, and make a capital investment of $5.875 million over the next five years.
Teknoware develops, manufactures, and supplies interior lighting systems for commercial vehicles, and emergency lighting systems for public premises and ships. The company offers bus lighting, customized vehicle lighting solutions, vehicle lighting references, train lighting, intelligent lighting control systems, and vehicle lighting electronics, as well as vehicle lighting after sales services. Major customers include Bombardier, Alstom, Kawasaki, Siemens, GE, Volvo, and Daimler.
To establish operations in Horry County, the company will locate in a newly constructed facility in the Atlantic Center in Conway. Teknoware will hire a range of manufacturing, supervisory, and support service personnel. Those looking to apply should visit the company’s careers page online or visit www.SCWorks.org.
“Teknoware is excited to make this new investment and believes in the future Horry County is providing. It is a good place to grow the business and support our employees. After evaluation, Teknoware selected Horry County as the Company’s new US base of manufacturing operations. We appreciate all the help and support that we have received from the Horry County business community. We look forward to being a strong member of the local business community in Horry County.” –Teknoware CEO, Mikko Kosonen
“Whenever a new company decides to invest in South Carolina, it marks the beginning of a partnership that we know will benefit our people for a long time. Teknoware’s investment in Horry County shows its commitment to our state, and we’re grateful for the opportunities it will create for South Carolinians.” – Governor, Henry McMaster
“South Carolina has made a name for itself on the global stage as a state that makes things and makes them well. It’s always exciting to see new foreign-based firms open their doors in our state, and I congratulate Teknoware on this tremendous announcement.” – SC Secretary of Commerce, Bobby Hitt
“Horry County is a great place to live and work and Teknoware is once again proving that fact today! We are excited about adding the Teknoware team to our community and are thrilled that they plan to hire 45 Horry County residents over the next five years. This announcement is just another example of the success that is possible because of the strong partnerships we have across the County, including Horry County Council, the City of Conway, the MBREDC, the SC Department of Commerce, our business community, our educational institutions, and utilities.” – Horry County Council Chairman, Mark Lazarus
“On behalf of the entire MBREDC Board, I would like to welcome Teknoware to Horry County. We are excited that they have selected Conway for their new US manufacturing operations and look forward to having them become a strong member of our business community.” – MBREDC Chairman, Neyle Wilson
“We are excited to welcome Teknoware to the City of Conway. Our City Council, staff, and citizens look forward to working with them to ensure their long-term success.” – City of Conway Mayor, Barbara Blain-Bellamy
FIVE FAST FACTS
Teknoware is establishing operations in Horry County.
Committed to investing $5.875 million and creating 45 new jobs over the next five years.
Teknoware is an interior lighting systems manufacturer.
To establish operations in Horry County, the company will lease a 45,000 square-foot facility, currently under construction in the Atlantic Center in Conway, SC.
Those looking to apply should visit the company’s careers page online or visit SC Works.
Teknoware is the world leader in high-quality vehicle lighting. We design and produce bus interior lights as well as train interior and exterior lights. For more information, visit www.teknoware.com.
The MBREDC is a public‐private partnership that works closely with new and existing industries, site selectors, and economic development professionals to promote economic growth in Horry County. Since January of 2012, the MBREDC has announced over 1,800 new jobs including announcements in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, back-office support, health-care, and technology-related businesses. For more information, visit www.mbredc.org.
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