Perry lands Sandler textile plant, 140 jobs

PERRY, Ga. — Sandler AG, a German textile supplier, will open a manufacturing plant in Perry, investing more than $30 million and creating more than 140 jobs.

Sandler is a privately-held, family-owned company that develops and manufactures nonwoven roll goods for the hygiene and wipes industry, home textiles and technical applications for filtration, construction, agriculture and automotive industry. The company ranks among the top 15 nonwovens manufacturers worldwide.

The new Georgia facility will function as a production plant, warehouse and base for national sales and distribution. Sandler will begin recruiting employees and filling jobs for the facility in early 2016.

“Establishing a new non-wovens manufacturing plant in the U.S. was an important decision from a strategic point of view and one of the most important steps in our company history,” said Sandler CEO Christian Heinrich Sandler. “Establishing a presence in Houston County will allow us to answer to the increasing importance of the North American markets and to account for the growing demand from outside Europe.”

With about 650 employees and annual sales of approximately $346 million worldwide, Sandler maintains a strong presence in markets for companies that produce hygiene, automotive, filtration, construction and engineering, home textile and fashion products.

“Houston County’s central location between the Port of Savannah and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was a key element in Sandler’s decision to choose Georgia for their new operation,” said GDED Commissioner Chris Carr.

Source: Georgia Department of Economic Development

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