KING Automation expanding Upstate operations

July 31, 2015

KING-Automation-expanding-Upstate-operations.pngCompany investing $4 million to relocate to larger Spartanburg County facility

KING Automation, an industrial automation engineering company, is expanding its Spartanburg County operations by relocating to a larger facility in Roebuck, S.C. The $4 million investment is expected to create 80 new jobs over the next five years.

A Palmetto State-based firm, KING Automation was incorporated in South Carolina in 2005. The company specializes in the design, development and deployment of manufacturing projects for the automotive industry; automated warehousing to serve logistics expansion; and other related engineering services to industry.

Expanding its geographic base to include Alabama, Kansas, Michigan, Kentucky, South Carolina, Germany and Brazil, KING’s customer demand has increased significantly since its inception a decade ago. To meet the increased demand, the company is relocating from its leased space in Greer to a more than 80,000-square-foot heavy manufacturing facility in Roebuck. Located at 4300 Stone Station Road, the new building will be retrofitted to incorporate energy efficient strategies.

Hiring for the 80 new positions is expected to begin this fall. Those interested in joining the KING Automation team should visit the company’s jobs page online. For more information on the company, visit


“South Carolina has provided a dynamic business climate for us to grow. Our highly responsive teams are dedicated to developing and implementing the best solutions for our customers. It is their commitment for intelligent and innovative engineering that has enabled us to offer the highest standards of excellence and forward thinking expertise for all segments. This energy efficient facility will allow us to continue and expand our services to automotive, textile, metalworking, food and beverage industries.” –KING Automation President Emerson Strobel

“It’s always a reason to celebrate when one of South Carolina’s very own companies decides to expand operations in our state. This $4 million investment and the 80 new jobs it will create will have a real impact in the upstate, and I look forward to watching them continue to thrive here for many years to come.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“South Carolina’s robust automotive industry continues to drive economic success in our state, and today’s announcement from KING Automation is a testament to that. I’m excited to see what our loyal, world-class workforce will achieve with this expansion in the years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Spartanburg County welcomes and appreciates this expansion by King Automation and the numerous well-paying jobs they will create.  The purchase and renovation of this building also stands to breathe new life into a once vibrant manufacturing facility in the Roebuck community.” –Russ Weber, chairman of the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Board of Directors