In February 2005, Hengst announced their intention to locate its North American manufacturing and headquarters facility in Camden, SC. Hengst is a global manufacturer of filter elements for the automotive industry. At the Camden facility, Hengst produces air, oil, and fuel filters for several domestic automakers. The company employs over 1,000 workers in facilities in Germany, China, and Brazil.
Hengst purchased the former Howden Buffalo building, a 78,000 square foot facility in Steeplechase Industrial Park. The company is a family owned enterprise founded by Walter Hengst in 1958.
U.S. Headquarters: Camden, SC
World Headquarters: Munster, Germany
Investment: $12 million