Agricultural Machinery Brand Alo Establishing Operations in South Carolina
Multi-million-dollar corporate investment includes creation of 44 new jobs in Upstate South Carolina
By: Greenville Area Development Corp.
"Following an extensive evaluation, Alo has selected Greenville County, South Carolina, as the ideal location for our company to further strengthen service to our customers and reinforce our commitment to the North American market," said Alo Group CEO Niklas Astrom. "We look forward to becoming part of the thriving business community in Greenville County."
Located at 130 Monroe Drive, Alo's Greenville County operations will include the distribution of farming equipment manufactured by the company at multiple global locations. Distribution will be mainly for the U.S. market.
"Today's announcement by Alo is a testament to the distribution advantages and pro-business environment that South Carolina offers. We welcome Alo to Greenville County and look forward to watching the company thrive," said South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.
Operations will also include steel fabrication of made-to-order mounting kits for the agricultural equipment, as well as assembly of products and hydraulic kits. The fabrication itself will incorporate plasma cutting, machining, forming and welding.
"An ideal destination for business, South Carolina boasts tremendous transportation and logistics advantages,"
New operations are projected to come online in October 2019. Individuals looking to join the Alo team can visit the company online.
"We are very excited that Alo is moving its world-class agricultural machinery operation to Greenville County. Alo has been developing and manufacturing high-quality loaders and implements for 70 years, and was first to offer a drive-in front loader and digital loader, among other products," said Greenville County Council Chairman and Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation H.G. "Butch" Kirven. "Greenville County offers the best location for Alo to align with its suppliers and customer base."
"As a leader in the agricultural machinery industry, Alo had no shortage of options on where to locate their state-of-the-
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
For further information, visit http://www.greenvilleeconomicdevelopment.com.