FAQ’s about our South Carolina Home Appliance Facility

  • How much is Samsung investing in this facility?
    • Our initial investment in this facility will be $380 million, with plans to grow from there.
  • Why is Samsung making this investment?
    • Home appliance preferences vary greatly by region and this facility will allow us to more quickly and efficiently adapt to the high demands and regional needs of our largest, fastest growing home appliance market. Placing our engineers, R&D and manufacturing operations closer to U.S. consumers will help us do an even better job of developing and delivering innovative products.
  • How many people will the plant employ and what kinds of roles will they fill?
    • The plant will generate 954 direct jobs, including advanced manufacturing positions for craftsmen, operators, engineers and employees in other technical and non-technical roles. Similar to our semiconductor facility in Austin, Texas we plan to hire locally and invest in the community in a variety of ways. This includes a focus on using local vendors when possible, which we expect will support indirect jobs beyond those being directly created in our facility.
  • What will the plant produce?
    • The facility will produce some of Samsung’s most popular and industry-leading home appliances, including washing machines. Ultimately, we envision it serving as the U.S. hub for home appliance manufacturing across the business unit.
  • Where will those products be sold?
    • Products made in our South Carolina facility will primarily be sold to consumers in the U.S., which is our fastest growing home appliance market.
  • When will the facility be operational?
    • Construction on our South Carolina facility will begin as soon as possible. In order to minimize our environmental footprint, we decided to refurbish a vacated facility rather than build an entirely new one. This will also accelerate the production timeline at the plant.
  • When will the facility be operational?
    • We expect to begin manufacturing later this year in response to growing U.S. demand.
  • Why did Samsung choose to locate this plant in Newberry County, South Carolina?
    • First and foremost, South Carolina is home to a highly-skilled workforce that is well suited to drive our growth. Second, the state has a strong track record of successfully attracting and retaining other global businesses. Third, we have confidence in the strong local government leadership. And finally, we were impressed with the state’s excellent highway infrastructure and port facilities, which we view as major logistical and supply chain advantages.

Media Contact:

Brenna Eller

(Corporate Communications - US) b.eller@sea.samsung.com