The Borgers USA expansion project located at 225 Commerce Ct. in Duncan, SC is coming along nicely. The 40,000 SF addition to their existing 30,000 SF facility is one month ahead of schedule and will come in below budget. Lyons Industrial Properties purchased the building in 2014 and made extensive renovations to the building in preparation for the Borgers USA occupancy. Fast forward 5 years & Borgers needed more space. Lyons Industrial Properties is pleased to have won the business for this expansion and honored to be a part of this project. This expansion will help Borgers USA service BMW and other automotive suppliers current and future contracts.
Borgers USA is utilizing this facility for producing and distributing luggage compartment systems for SUVs as well as sequencing driver’s seat back trim for their customers.
A long story cut short
Since its foundation in 1866 in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, Borgers has mostly been a supplier to the automotive industry, even though then it was horse and buggy coaches which were fitted with wadding. At the same time, Borgers is actually one of the oldest recycling companies, as even then company founder Johann Borgers used shredded fiber in manufacturing. i.e. raw material obtained from second hand textiles and leftovers from the clothing industry.
By growing steadily, Borgers, with its sites and co-operations, has developed into a worldwide operating partner of the automotive industry, now supplying acoustically effective textile components from their 25 plants. They also use their competence in the development of insulating materials for domestic appliances.
The company further owns the special machinery manufacturers Olbrich and R+S Technik. Borger Group as a whole comprises more than 7,500 employees worldwide.
With their headquarters in Bocholt in Westphalia, Borgers SE & Co. KGaA is still in the possession of and managed by the founder’s family, now in their 5th generation.