Turkish nonwovens producer Mogul
officially unveiled its U.S. investment in late March in a special ceremony attended by industry partners and local representatives. Mogul South Carolina Nonwovens, located in Grey Court, operates a 3.2 meter, high-speed parallel laid spunlace line with 15,000 tons of annual capacity. The investment, Mogul's first outside of Turkey, will help meet demand for Mogul's nonwovens technologies in the wipes, hygiene, filtration and automotive markets. By expanding into the U.S. market, Mogul has positioned itself to better serve existing customers and capitalize on the growing need for high quality nonwovens in North and South America as well as in the Asia-Pacific.
The new site features 90,000 square feet of manufacturing space on 20 acres of land. It will bring more than 70 jobs to the U.S., adding to the 500 employees that are currently part of the Mogul Nonwovens group. Based in Gaziantep, Mogul has also announced plans to add a second Turkish manufacturing site near Istanbul.