perma USA breaks ground on new US Headquarters in Charlotte


German manufacturer, H-T-L perma USA LP, breaks ground on new US Headquarters in Charlotte

Company is expanding manufacturing operations and moving to a new campus in Steele Creek


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 21, 2023) – After operating in Charlotte for almost 30 years, H-T-L perma USA, a German-based manufacturer of single-point lubrication systems, will commence construction on a new campus with a groundbreaking ceremony taking place on February 21, 2023, at 10:30a.m. on site at 10333 Westlake Drive.

The groundbreaking ceremony will commemorate the company’s expansion of their manufacturing operations and the investment in the new 40,000 square foot campus that will house headquarters, production, and warehousing operations. Currently with 60 employees, the expansion will bring on approximately 25 new positions ranging from engineers, sales, customer service, administrative, and production roles.

“By expanding our facilities, we can reach our customers much faster, while streamlining our internal operations and cater to our growth plans. We will have even greater control over the quality and cost of our products and can pass on these benefits to our employees, customers, and the community,” said Johannes Kiesel, President & CEO.

The new campus will increase operational efficiency for the company and allow them to focus on growing their customer base within the U.S. market as well as Canada and Latin America. For perma USA, environmental protection and awareness is at the forefront of their decision-making. This new campus gives them an opportunity to construct the facility to operate on net-zero annual energy consumption and switch the company’s vehicle fleet to all electric.

“With the new Headquarters, we can give back to the environment and the community here in Charlotte, our home for almost 30 years, while coming a big step closer to fulfilling our vision in all the Americas. I am very excited for the years to come and proud to break ground today,” said Kiesel.

Construction on the building and production facility will begin in the first quarter of 2023. Key partners include Trinity Partners – Industrial Property Services team, financing provided by TowneBank, Edifice, LLC as the general contractor, McMillan Pazden Smith Architecture as the architect-of-record, and Alliance Consulting Engineers providing the civil and environmental engineering.


About perma USA:

The name perma stands for innovation, creative solutions, and market leadership in single point lubrication technology. The company engineers and produces single point lubricators and supplies more single-point lubrication systems than any other manufacturer worldwide. The new Charlotte facility will allow perma USA to cater to more customers in the US, but also intensify customer relationships in Canada and Latin America going forward. Single-point lubrication systems from perma are used in a large number of different industry segments to lubricate various different industrial equipment such as Electric Motors, Conveyor systems, Pumps and Fans everywhere in the world.

perma worldwide is committed to “Go GREEN” which includes operating our facilities on net-zero annual energy consumption and providing sustainable lubrication system technology to our customers.

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About McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture:

McMillan Pazdan Smith is a regional, studio-based architecture, planning, and interior design firm. Our purpose is to create meaningful and lasting impact for the good of all. We work to design a better future through thoughtful, creative, and purpose-driven solutions. We are in service to each other, our clients, and our communities. Serving with integrity has always been at the heart of who we are and what we design. Many projects stem from repeat clients, a testament to our focus on design excellence and service to manage your unique needs. We value a relationship-based business model, our studios and project teams work with you to develop a mutually beneficial, respectful client relationship based on trust. We are better together!

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Edifice is a regional general contractor headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with offices in Greenville and Charleston, South Carolina. Since its inception in 1978, Edifice has grown to become one of the leading commercial contractors in the Southeast and is an Engineering News-Record (ENR) top 400 U.S. general contractor. With a diverse portfolio in all major markets, Edifice teams excel in projects ranging from the intricacies of interior renovations to complex multi-faceted structures.

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About Alliance Consulting Engineers:

Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc. was founded on the concept that our clients want in-depth personal involvement for today’s complex projects. Our hands-on approach guides the client from conceptual planning through final design, permitting, and construction. Using traditional business practices and the latest technology, Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc.’s mission is to demonstrate our commitment to our clients through responsiveness, experience, and quality results.

Licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio, Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc. provides a wide array of civil engineering and environmental engineering services with offices Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC, Greenville, SC, Bluffton, SC and Charlotte, NC.

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