Ritrama, the Italian manufacturer of self-adhesive materials with 23 production facilities worldwide, is establishing operations in Spartanburg County. The company is investing $85 million in the facility and creating 150 new jobs in South Carolina, USA.
Designed to be the company’s most modern and productive plant worldwide, this new 30,000sqm facility will utilise the latest coating technologies and advanced robotics for internal logistics and packaging, as well as a fully automated storage and retrieval system for all its warehousing requirements. The facility will be a logistic platform to service North America, as well as export to Central American and South American markets. It will also serve as the company’s North American headquarters.
Work at the site began in mid-December 2015, and it is anticipated that the facility will be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2017. The decision to locate this facility in Spartanburg County is the product of a team effort involving the most important stakeholders in South Carolina’s economy and witnesses the fact that the area’s expanding international manufacturing community continues to grow and thrive, creating a competitive business environment that’s open for business for companies of all kinds.
Ricardo Rink, Ritrama Group CEO, said: “We at Ritrama are excited about expanding our North American manufacturing footprint in Moore, S.C. Both Spartanburg County and the State of South Carolina have been very supportive to work with during this process, and we are looking forward to being part of the community and bringing new jobs to our highly-automated, state-of-the-art factory.”