German tape maker opens its first U.S. plant in Rock Hill

Coroplast, a global manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes, officially opened its first U.S. facility Tuesday in Rock Hill.

The German-based company held its grand-opening ceremony at the Antrim Business Park near the Rock Hill Galleria. The company purchased a $1.2 million “spec building” constructed by York County using utility tax credit funds from the York County Electric Cooperative and Comporium.

The building didn’t even have a floor when Coroplast purchased it.

Coroplast will invest $12 million in its new facility and hire at least 150 for professional, technical and production jobs at its Rock Hill plant.

“We are happy to announce the opening of our first production plant in the U.S. The Rock Hill location will help us serve our customers in the NAFTA region faster and better,” said Marcus Soehngen, Coroplast’s Global Tape Division president.

The new factory will initially concentrate on engineered wire harness tapes.

Quick access to transportation routes for ease in delivering to customers and a pre-built facility were two of the factors in choosing the location, Coroplast officials said.

Coroplast Tape Corp. is a part of Germany-based Coroplast, a worldwide leader in manufacturing of adhesive tapes, cables, wiring and cable assemblies. More than 5,000 employees operate production, sales and service centers in more than 20 locations worldwide.