Automotive Industry


South Carolina’s Automotive Industry is Racing Ahead

Home to more than 250 automotive-related companies and suppliers that employ over 58,000 people South Carolina has a strong, rapidly growing automotive industry with worldwide brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Volvo, Michelin, Bridgestone, Dayco, Continental and Giti Tire in the state.

The auto industry in South Carolina is creating an economic shift, with billions of dollars invested in the Palmetto State from three international OEM’s — South Carolina has become an attractive state for growth.


Automotive Companies Located Here:

  • Dayco Products
  • TICO Manufacturing
  • Freudenberg Sealing Technologies 
  • Phoenix Specialty
  • Peacock Collision Center
  • Company Two
  • Eastern Motorcycle Parts
  • K & M Tire Distribution
  • BMK Warehouse Distributors
  • Marketing Services International
  • Buscot, LLC
  • Meter Bearings Group



Driving the Industry

Looking for a reason to bring your business to South Carolina? Experience the SC advantages:
  • Low operating and capital costs
  • Home to the Port of Charleston – 4th busiest East Coast port for container traffic
  • Cost of living one of the lowest in the U.S.
  • One of the lowest industrial power rates in U.S.
  • A right-to-work state
  • readySC® – one of the nation’s premier training programs, with more than 2,100 companies served and 280,000 workers trained


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