COLUMBIA — SEW-Eurodrive Inc., a maker of industrial gear motors and electronics, today announced that the company will expand its current operations in Spartanburg County. The $20 million investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs.

“We are pleased to move forward with plans to further expand our operations in South Carolina,” said Randall Digby, assistant treasurer of SEW-Eurodrive. “Spartanburg County has long provided us with a positive economic environment and a talented workforce for our operations, and we look forward to continued growth here. We appreciate all the support we have received, from Duke Power as well as from state and local officials.”

SEW-Eurodrive will expand its manufacturing facility in Lyman. The company will add a new line to produce industrial gears, which are used for heavy lifting applications. The company’s Lyman facility opened in 1983 and has expanded since then.

“When our manufacturers, like SEW-Eurodrive, choose to grow operations in South Carolina, we know we’re on the right track in our economic development efforts,” Gov. Nikki Haley said. “We’re going to celebrate the company’s decision to invest $20 million and create 40 new, well-paying jobs in Spartanburg County.”

Since January, South Carolina recruited more than $2 billion in investment and more than 3,000 new jobs in the manufacturing sector.

“SEW-Eurodrive has been a part of South Carolina’s business community for nearly three decades, and today’s announcement serves as another indication of the company’s commitment to our state,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said. “Manufacturing remains a key component of our state’s economy and SEW-Eurodrive’s decision to expand operations here shows that our state’s business-friendly climate provides a strong foundation for growth.”

The company will begin hiring for the new positions when the facility is completed. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact SEW’s job line at 864-661-1999.