WG Plastics Technology Corporation establishing Abbeville County operations

March 29, 2016

WG Plastics Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of plastics and injection molded assemblies, is establishing operations in South Carolina with a new facility in Abbeville County. The $2.7 million investment is expected to create 50 new jobs over the next five years.
Led by German entrepreneurs Wolfgang Gutmann and Uli Wellhaeuser, WG Plastics is a plastic injection molding operation that supplies the automotive industry. Strategically located near the Upstate’s booming automotive sector, the company will be a full-service supplier of injection molded assemblies and components.     
WG Plastics’ Abbeville County operations will be located at Lakelands Commerce Park’s Incubator building before construction begins on a dedicated facility by 2018. Hiring for the new jobs is anticipated to begin in late 2016 and continue through early 2017. While the company’s website is currently under construction, those looking to join the WG Plastics team should contact [email protected].
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 grant to Abbeville County to assist with the costs of real property improvements.
“WG Plastics manufactures premium parts for premium customers, and we are proud our operations will be calling Abbeville County home.” – WG Plastics Technology Corporation President Wolfgang Gutmann
“WG Plastics Technology’s decision to invest in South Carolina and move here is a huge win for our manufacturing industry. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome this fantastic company to the South Carolina family, and we look forward to seeing the impact that the 50 new jobs it’s creating will have on our state in the future.” -Gov. Nikki Haley
“South Carolina has earned a reputation as a state that can compete, not just on the national scale, but on the international scale. I congratulate WG Plastics Technology Corporation for joining the thriving business community in this state, and we look forward to their success.”
-Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt 
“We welcome WG Plastics to Abbeville County. We are very excited to see this company call our county and our Lakelands Commerce Park home, and we are confident that they will find all the resources they need here in our community to make their business a success.” – Abbeville County Council Chairman Bryan McClain