The South Carolina Automotive Council

is a Council of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) connecting South Carolina’s automotive industry. Driven by SCMA’s automotive members – from Original Equipment Makers to all levels of the supply chain – the SCAC engages on industry relevant topics including trade, government policy, supply chain, quality, workforce and economic development. Our established annual events provide a forum for insightful discussion on trends and issues impacting the industry on a local and global basis. In addition to facilitating the state’s network of automotive companies, the SCAC also promotes the continued growth and strengthening of the automotive industry by partnering with state and local organizations in workforce and economic development efforts.

The catalyst

for the SCAC’s formation involved a strategic, collaborative effort among the S.C. Manufacturers Alliance, the Upstate SC Alliance and AdvanceSC.

The concept

of the SCAC developed over the past several years as manufacturing leaders from across the state recognized the need for an automotive-sector specific forum to enhance its position within South Carolina’s economy, to encourage dialogue, and to advocate for policies that will foster growth and prosperity for automotive-related manufacturers. Automotive manufacturers have many issues and challenges in common with other manufacturing sectors, but there are areas of interest unique to automotive manufacturing which demand sector-specific focus.

The SCAC leadership

recognizes the importance of the “Southern Automotive Corridor” and has actively engaged other Southeastern automotive organizations to ensure a collective and aggressive approach to advancing the entire region.

The SCAC established its office on the campus of Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and has full-time staff in place to serve the members and implement programs and initiatives throughout South Carolina and the Southeast.


SCAC/AIAG Supply Chain and Quality Conference

September 6-7, 2018

North Charleston Marriott | North Charleston, SC

To view the Agenda or to Register, click here.

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please click here or email Amy Tinsley at

Automotive Packaging Summit
November 8, 2018
Watt Innovation Center | Clemson, SC
8th Annual SC Automotive Summit
February 19-21, 2019
Hyatt Regency | Greenville, SC
Details to Follow

Thank you to our sponsors

Thank you for attending the 2018 Automotive Summit

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The South Carolina Automotive Council is a division of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. As the leading organization dedicated to enhancing the state’s automotive manufacturing sector’s position, the SCMA and SCAC foster collaboration, promote innovation, and maintain a business environment conducive to growth and success in a global marketplace.

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