December 21, 2017


The City of Bessemer City, Gaston County, the Gaston County Economic Development Commission (EDC), State officials, and other regional partners are pleased to welcome the establishment of Dhollandia N.V. in Bessemer City!  Dhollandia N.V. is a Belgium-based global company.

Dhollandia N.V. plans to invest $30,000,000 over a five (5) year period to construct an advance manufacturing facility in the South Ridge Business Park.  This location will be the company’s North American corporate office.

The company plans to create at least two-hundred (200) new jobs beginning in 2018 through 2021.  The average wage of $46,100 per year is higher than the county average, which is $38,438.

Bessemer City is extremely excited about this new project as Bessemer City continues to grow business, create new jobs, and better the quality of life for citizens.

Mayor Becky S. Smith said  “I am especially glad that the South Ridge Business Park was chosen for the Dhollandia N.V.’s newest facility.  Landing this project in Bessemer City shows that our small town can produce large outcomes with the partnership between the City, Gaston County EDC and all others involved.  Bessemer City offers many amenities to businesses including our close proximity to Interstate 85 and the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.  Bessemer City strives to offer businesses a prime environment and one that exemplifies small community character and hospitality.  We believe our community is the best of both worlds with preserving our quaint character but also providing international businesses like Dhollandia N.V. opportunities for success.

This is the best present that any community could hope for during the season of Christmas” said Bessemer City Mayor Becky Smith. Adding, “On behalf of my fellow members of City Council, I want to officially welcome Dhollandia to the City with A Heart – -Bessemer City.  The Bessemer City community, including elected officials and City Staff show hospitality like no other; we are very excited for Dhollandia N. V. to be joining our growing business community. This is the culmination of many hours work on the part of many folks. The City consistently works with the County to provide a high level of service to attract quality companies. Our staff will continue to provide service beyond the first day of operation.” Mayor Smith added, “Bessemer City understands the meaning of a life-long partnership with industry and our staff strives to provide the best service to all of our customers.

We appreciate Dhollandia N.V. choosing Bessemer City for their newest operation and want to make certain that their experience with Bessemer City is a positive one and will be like no other.  We are looking forward to continuing to see Bessemer City grow.”

Want to know more about Dhollandia N.V?  Visit their website at:

Check out Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement here: