Diversey Relocates Corporate Headquarters To South Carolina
Diversey, provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions, announced that it is relocating its corporate headquarters from Charlotte, North Carolina to York County, South Carolina. The development is projected to bring $6.1 million in investment and create approximately 400 jobs.
“I am extremely proud of building Diversey’s new global headquarters in York County, which will become the new home for our employees and their families,” said Diversey President and CEO Ilham Kadri. “Our new state-of-the-art campus will provide the best infrastructure, with the latest digital technologies and lab tools, to create a thriving environment for our employees and attract new talent. This campus, which will be inaugurated in the first quarter of 2018, will be a customer-centric hub designed to continue exceeding our customers’ expectations through our sustainability and Internet of Clean vision. It will exhibit our values and aspire to become the preferred place to work in the Carolinas.”
Diversey is a cleaning and hygiene solutions company that integrates chemicals, floor care machines, tools and equipment with a wide range of technology-based, value-added services. Employing approximately 8,600 people globally, the company is a provider of smart, sustainable solutions designed to drive increased productivity, food safety and infection prevention to customers in more than 165 countries.
Located at the Lakemont Business Park, Diversey is establishing a 100,000-square-foot headquarters that will accommodate the new positions. To serve the company’s global customers, 18,500 square feet of lab space will also be created to develop cutting-edge technology for cleaning and hygiene operations. Hiring for the new positions should begin in the fourth quarter of 2017.
“Diversey’s decision to locate their new headquarters in York County and create 400 new jobs serves as an opportunity for South Carolinians to show the world how special of a place our state is, and we are confident they will do just that,” Gov. Henry McMaster said. “We know that this is just the beginning of an important and lasting relationship between Diversey and our great state.”
Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added, “South Carolina has become a magnet for high-tech and innovative companies, including those in the life sciences sector. The announcement by Diversey is further evidence that our pro-business strategy continues to pay off, and we’re proud that York County will be the home to yet another corporate headquarters.”
York County Council Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell also commented on the news.
“We are thrilled that Diversey has chosen York County as its corporate headquarters location,” he said. “This company is an innovative leader in their industry, and we are fortunate to have them creating jobs right here in our community. We look forward to watching them continue to grow and succeed.”