Safeplast USA, the North American unit of the Tampere-based company Safeplast Oy, is currently constructing a 3,000-square metre production facility in South Carolina on the East Coast of the US, near the city of Greenville in Pickens County.
The value of the investment is approximately €3.8 million. Production at the new factory is due to start in April. During the rest of the year, the company will recruit approximately thirty employees for the new factory.
The unit will become the head office of Safeplast’s North American operations, and production from the factory in Canada will also be moved there. A distribution point will remain in Ontario; in addition to North America, the company also has distribution points in China and Singapore. Safeplast Oy’s Tampere factory will continue production as usual.
The spiral hose protector production lines for the US factory are manufactured in Tampere. They are mainly the result of the company’s own design and development. The investment also makes it possible to process and manufacture textile sleeves in the new factory. The goal is to double the current North American turnover within 2–3 years from starting the factory.
Safeplast manufactures and sells hose protectors as well as hose binding and bundling products for different uses. The protective spirals, manufactured out of environmentally friendly HD polyethylene, and textile sleeves provide effective protection for both machine operators as well as the hydraulic and pneumatic hoses in the equipment, even in extreme conditions.
CEO Raimo Kuitunen, Safeplast Oy, tel. +358 400 622 231