Spanish Company Brings 25 Jobs to Fairfield County

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County announced this week their latest addition to the Walter Brown Industrial Park. Tiffany Harrison, Director of Economic Development, said the Spain-based company Hidral (pronounced: E’-Drawl) has taken over occupancy of the building formally home to Makat in Walter Brown, out of which they will base their North American sales operations.

Harrison said the company, which manufactures freight elevators, platforms, lifts and vertical reciprocating conveyors, will invest $1.5 million in Fairfield County and create 25 jobs over the next three to five years as they eventually bring production as well as sales to the site.

“We are extremely pleased that Hidral chose to locate its first North American facility in Ridgeway, adding to a growing list of international companies that have chosen to call Fairfield County home,” Fairfield County Council Chairman David Ferguson said. “We look forward to partnering with the company to ensure their success as they start up operations in Fairfield and will continue to support them as they grow their presence in the North American market.”

Hidral USA Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hidral, S.A., headquartered in Seville, Spain. Hidral, S.A. employs more than 300 individuals worldwide and offers products to the professional industry in more than 50 countries.

The 18,000-square-foot facility, the company’s second facility in the Western Hemisphere, will be located at the Makat Building at 500 Tillessen Blvd. in Ridgeway. Hidral, S.A.’s first facility in the Western Hemisphere is a manufacturing plant located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“We are excited to participate in all the advantages that South Carolina has to offer Hidral USA Inc.,” Jose L. Casanova, vice president and general manager of Hidral USA Inc. said. “Additionally, I would like to thank the Central S.C. Alliance, Fairfield County and the S.C. Department of Commerce for making this project a reality. Without their continued support, this would have never been possible.”

The company is currently seeking employees for the following positions: engineering, drafting, clerk/administration, logistics, production, purchasing and quality. Interested applicants may send their resumes to: [email protected]

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