redi-Group Announces New North American Headquarters in Greenville County

January 28, 2009

Company expects to generate 250 new jobs

COLUMBIA, SC – January 28, 2009 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Greenville Area Development Corporation today announced that redi-Group will locate its new North American headquarters in Greenville County.  The company plans to create 250 jobs during the next five years.  The company will operate under the name redi-Group North America LLC.

“We are pleased to locate our new U.S. headquarters in Greenville. The area provides an excellent business environment, a solid workforce and is close to our clients.  Greenville is truly an excellent fit for our company.  We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Christian Reitmeyer, president of redi-Group North America LLC.

redi-Group primarily offers quality services to automotive companies and has more than 3,000 clients worldwide.  redi-Group supports their customers with comprehensive expertise in every area, from start-up management all the way through to certification.  Redi-Group meets the high quality standards of their clients.  The company plans to offer its entire range of services, including the Emergency Task Force, to customers in South Carolina, throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America.  

“Today’s announcement is another sign that our efforts to strengthen the state’s economic soil conditions are working to attract new business and create job opportunities in South Carolina.  As we compete in the global economy, our ability to attract these types of high-paying jobs will have a positive and long-term impact for the region and our state,” said Gov. Mark Sanford.

“redi-Group is a world-class company and provides a range of services to leading automotive companies around the globe.  The company’s decision to locate their U.S. headquarters in South Carolina is a strong testament that our business-friendly climate and strong workforce are working to attract companies and create new jobs.  We welcome redi-Group to the state’s business community and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship in the years ahead,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.

“We warmly welcome redi-Group as part of the growing international community present within Greenville County,” says Jay Rogers, chairman of the Greenville Area Development Corporation Board.  “The company’s decision to locate here reinforces not only Greenville County’s competitiveness, but also the area’s ability to foster strong, quality businesses.”

redi-Group is one of the largest German premium service providers for quality assurance and quality management in the automotive industry.  The company operates several facilities in Germany and abroad. Customers of the redi-Group include leading automobile makers such as BMW, Daimler, Porsche, VW / Audi and also some 3,000 suppliers of components to the automobile industry.  For more information, please contact Business Director Grit Buhling at redi-Group North America at 864-552-1370 or [email protected], or visit