Plastic Omnium is investing $ 17.7 million in building exterior parts for GM’s Lyriq electric vehicles

Automotive supplier Plastic Omnium is investing $ 17.7 million to expand its Anderson, SC facility to produce bumpers and hatchbacks for General Motors Co. ” new electric vehicle Lyriq.

The expansion should be completed in February 2022 and create 76 new jobs in the region, according to a press release on October 6th.

The investment includes new equipment and upgrades to existing injection molding machines and painting lines, the press release said.

The announcement is a reversal of a plan announced in 2019 to consolidate Plastic Omnium manufacturing at its Greer, SC facility. At that time, Anderson employees were told in February that the plant would close by mid-2019. It is not clear when these plans were changed.

The company did not immediately respond to the request for comment from Plastics News.

The France-based Cie. Plastic Omnium SA, which manufactures interior modules such as instrument panels and center consoles, and exterior systems such as front-end modules, employs more than 31,000 people and operates in 25 countries with 131 factories and 25 research and development centers.

The company’s Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors LLC division is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, and has injection molding sales of $ 400 million, according to Plastics News.

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