Sage Automotive Interiors announces major expansion of Abbeville (SC) Plant, creating more jobs by 2028

November 21, 2023

Sage Automotive Interiors, one of the world’s leading providers of automotive interior materials, announced plans to renovate and expand the Sharon Plant in Abbeville, SC, resulting in the creation of 95 new jobs.

The expansion and renovation project will involve a total investment of approximately $10.45 million. These investments reflect SAGE Automotive’s ongoing commitment to remain a leader in the global automotive market. A portion of the funding for this endeavor was made possible from the South Carolina State Jobs Development Credit Program, the County Fee-in-Lieu and Special Source Revenue Credits.

Sage Automotive Interiors’ President & CEO, Chris Heard, commented on this significant milestone, saying, “Our decision to expand and invest in our Sharon Plant underscores our unwavering dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers in the automotive industry. This project not only solidifies our commitment to innovation but also demonstrates our confidence in the future of automotive manufacturing in South Carolina. We are excited about the growth opportunities this expansion brings and are proud to be creating 95 new jobs in Abbeville as we continue to play a pivotal role in this dynamic global market.”

The Sharon Plant is the premier supplier of woven automotive textiles, specializing in weaving, warping and fabric formation. Additionally, four miles away is the Abbeville plant, which specializes in premier automotive wovens, knits and the North American Dinamica® product line.

Established in 2009, SAGE Automotive Interiors is a top provider to original equipment manufacturers in the automotive industry. Globally, the company operates in North and South America, Asia and EMEA. With four facilities across the Palmetto State, the company employs nearly 1,000 South Carolinians.


About Sage Automotive Interiors

Sage Automotive Interiors ( is one of the world’s leading providers of automotive interior materials—seating, door panel surfaces, and headliners—to automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Global offices and manufacturing locations include North America, South America, EMEA, and Asia. Sage’s core strengths are consumer research, sustainability, and innovative problem-solving for OEMs. Sage’s vision is to continually lead the market in design, engineering, and technical capability, supported by world-class manufacturing. Sage Automotive Interiors is an Asahi Kasei company.