Gnotec Group’s manufacturing plant in South Carolina inaugurated

Press Release, October 2th, 2019

Band cutting photo Fl.  Johan Westberg, General Manager, Gnotec Inc, Erika Hochreiser, Member of the board, Frauenthal, Mandy Shen, Logistic Manager, Gnotec Inc, Jörgen Oldenstedt, Chief Executive Officer and President, Gnotec Group, Dr Martin Sailer, member of the Board, Frauenthal. 

Gnotec Group, the supplier of premium products to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, has today officially inaugurated its first US manufacturing plant, in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

The highly-automated production plant utilizing a new generation robots for placement of fasten elements and having built in multiple quality automated assurance check.

Fr, l, Johnny Wright, Sr, Chairman Orangeburg County Council, Michael C.Butler, Mayor City of Orangeburg, Gregg Robinson, Executive Director, Orangeburg County Development Comission, Jörgen Oldenstedt, CEO, Gnotec Group, Johan Westerberg, General Manager, Gnotec Inc, Mike Briggs, President, Central Alliance.


Chief Executive Officer and President, Jörgen Oldenstedt comments:

“This is a milestone in our strategic direction to provide premium products and services locally on a global scale. This new facility enables a significant expansion of our production capacity and enable us to support our customers even better.”

During the inauguration, there was a welcome buffet, a guided tour inside of the factory, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and, of course, cake to celebrate!


Gnotec Group is a leading International manufacturer of metal components to the demanding Automotive and Commercial Vehicle industry. Our operations in China, Slovakia, Sweden and US has more than 800 employees and offers state of the art technology in Automatic pressing, Welding and assembly. We offer processes and solutions for different materials, thicknesses, complexities and applications. Agile development, high Automation together with Lean manufacturing, Continuous improvement and Zero Defect Principle are our DNA at each plant and performed by highly skilled employees. Among our clients you will find leading OEM manufacturers like Volvo Car Corporation, Geely, CEVT, Jaguar/Land Rover, AB Volvo, Scania, Renault, DAF, MAN, Autoliv, Takata, etc.



For further information, please contact:

Jörgen Oldenstedt, President and CEO Gnotec Group,, Mobile  +46 (0)70 556 80 33

Johan Westberg, General Manager Gnotec Inc,
Phone: +46 (0)10 498 1100