Electrolux, a provider of top-freezer refrigerators and under-the-counter facilities, has already invested more than $30 million into its operation since 2011, which included the Refrigeration Research and Development Center.
The Anderson plant is situated on 225 acres, employs 1,900 full-time and contract employees, and produces one out of every two top-freezer refrigerators shipped in North America.
Based on consumer insight that delivers high-quality products, the primary focus at Electrolux is on the development of new innovation, said Jack Truong, president and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America.
“The company’s new investment will drive future growth while positively impacting our local base of employees and the communities we call home here in South Carolina,” he said.
Selling more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year, the Electrolux Group is a global producer of home appliances, which it manufactures under such brand names as Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigdaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine. In 2013, Electrolux had sales of $16.7 billion ($5.3 billion in North America) and 61,000 employees.
“It is always exciting to see one of our state’s long-standing companies continue to grow here,” said Secretary of Commerce, Bobby Hitt.
The global company’s presence in South Carolina spans a quarter of a century and adds to the list of internationally respected, household names operating in the Palmetto State, he said.
Electrolux’s additional investment reflects the company’s commitment to making the highest quality products and to providing jobs in the community, said Tommy Dunn, chairman of Anderson County Council.
“Anderson County is proud that Electrolux has been part of our community for the past 25 years,” he said.