Spanish chemicals company Briolf has announced that it is to establish its first manufacturing plant in the US.

Briolf USA, the company’s regional subsidiary, will invest $30.5m into a facility in Monroe, North Carolina, with an accompanying 100 jobs to be created. Among the new positions will be engineers, managers and operations and support staff. They are expected to generated more than $5m a year in wages for the local area.

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The site will be home to operations for coatings manufacturer Roberlo, Briolf’s “main subsidiary”. Among other things, Roberlo’s product portfolio includes solutions for industrial coatings and automobile restoration. The facility will also offer customer services for all Briolf businesses operating in the US.

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) worked with Catalonia Trade and Investment on the initial stages of the project. A $150,000 performance-based award from the One North Carolina Fund will also assist in Briolf’s growth.

Jaume Juher, president of Briolf Group, said: “We are really excited for this significant milestone in our history. The US has become a crucial market for us. Having this first production plant in North Carolina reinforces our strategy and maximises our presence in the entire region.

“We want to thank all representatives of the state as well as the Monroe Union County Economic Development Commission. Their advice and continuous support during the project was an essential part of our decision. As a family run company, our vision takes a long-term perspective. We believe this partnership will be very positive for both our company and the entire community in the coming decades.”

North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders added: “I’m pleased to see such an innovative, family-owned company like Briolf choose North Carolina for its first manufacturing plant in the US. To keep our winning edge in the global economic development marketplace, I will continue to focus on building and training our workforce, so great opportunities like these jobs will keep coming to North Carolina.”