COLUMBIA, S.C. – Finalcontrol, Inc., a quality assurance provider for manufacturing companies, is locating new operations in Charleston County. The project is expected to create 34 new jobs over the next year.
Providing control services and quality assurance for manufacturing companies that need assistance validating processes, Finalcontrol offers inspection of small and large series, as well as initial samples and pre-production parts. The company supports customers in the automotive, electronic, ceramic, molded plastic and medical device industries.
To properly navigate the economic development process in South Carolina, Finalcontrol has participated in the state’s Landing Pad program, which aims to assist established companies looking to enter the U.S. or South Carolina markets for the first time. A collaborative effort between the S.C. Department of Commerce and the state’s regional economic development alliances, the program assists companies with a variety of issues and services, including regulation, taxation and translation, as well as finding suitable office space.
Located at 7239 Cross Park Drive in North Charleston, S.C., the company is already establishing a customer base with initial operations currently underway. Hiring for the new positions is ongoing, and interested applicants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“After successfully operating in Turkey and Germany for the past ten years, Finalcontrol is entering the U.S. market by opening our first operation in North Charleston, S.C. The Charleston region is a strategic location for us with the presence of many international companies (including existing European customers), a growing automotive sector (one of our key industries), and access to a skilled talent pool and pipeline.” –Finalcontrol, Inc. Owner Gazi Yildirim
“We want to settle down in Charleston, giving our customers the same high-quality standards and flexibility we provide our European customers. We know we’ll be successful here, and plan to increase our activities and service portfolio over next few years.” –Finalcontrol, Inc. Business Development Director Barbara Walter
“Businesses from around the world are looking to call South Carolina home, and the fact that Finalcontrol chose Charleston County for their new operations shows that our reputation as a state with a competitive business environment and a strong workforce is continuing to pay off for our people.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina has built an international reputation as a place that not only makes things but makes them well. Finalcontrol’s new operations in Charleston County provide an important complement to our state’s manufacturing sector, and we congratulate them on this success.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Finalcontrol’s decision to open its first American operation in Charleston County is a testament to the welcoming environment provided to businesses from all corners of the globe. We stand ready to assist and congratulate them on this historic company achievement.” –Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl
“We proudly welcome Finalcontrol to the business-friendly city of North Charleston. Local capital investments and increased opportunities for quality new jobs only strengthen our community.” –North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey
“We are so pleased to welcome Finalcontrol to our community and look forward to its continued growth and success. This was a seamless team effort, and the region’s available talent and business-friendly climate made all the difference.” –Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chair Will Helmly
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About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, South Carolina has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.