Kemp’s office stated that Hyundai is investing $926 million in an EV Power Electric system facility in Bryan County and will eventually employ 1,500 people.
“When we celebrated the groundbreaking of Hyundai’s new electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility in Bryan County, we knew it would unleash transformational job creation and investment in that entire region of our state,” said Kemp.
“As we announce the second supplier in just two weeks to locate in that area, we’re excited to see their impact on the surrounding communities and the growing list of other job creators that will soon follow.”
The new facility’s construction is expected to start in January next year, and production will begin sometime in 2024. Last month, the company broke ground on its Bryan County’s $5.5 billion EV manufacturing factory. The factory is the first in the US for the automaker, as per Teslarati.
The manufacturing plant would be the envy of the industry, said the company’s executive chairman, Euisun Chung.
The first factory is anticipated to open in 2025, employ 8,100 workers and produce up to 300,000 EVs annually.
Notably, Governor Kemp spoke of the impact on the community and state, saying, “With more Georgians working than ever before, record jobs and investment coming to all parts of our state, and award-winning workforce development programs and infrastructure, the Peach State’s economy is reaching new heights.”
“Our partnership with Hyundai Motor Group and the groundbreaking of this innovative facility exemplifies that unprecedented success. With a long-term commitment to improving lives and livelihoods, we look forward to continuing this partnership and seeing its impact on both this community and our state as a whole,”
New EV plant to expand Hyundai Mobis’ footprint
The EV Power Electric system plant will expand Hyundai Mobis’ footprint in Georgia. It has operated a manufacturing facility with nearly 1,200 employees in West Point since 2009 as the biggest Tier 1 supplier to Kia Georgia. The plant provides automotive manufacturers with complete chassis modules, cockpit modules, and bumper assemblies.
“Hyundai Mobis’ investment project in Bryan County reflects an acceleration in the development of the EV supply chain in Georgia’s auto industry,” said H.S. Oh, vice president of Hyundai Mobis Electric Powertrain Business Unit.
“We’re going to be a major production player in the EV market, and that’s going to trigger more growth within the sector. Mobis is looking forward to providing high-quality work opportunities to the growing local workforce.”
Plant to supply Hyundai factories & Kia plant
Once it reaches full production, the 1,200,000-square-foot facility will provide more than 900,000 EV Power Electric systems and 450,000 Integrated Charging Control Units yearly to the Kia Georgia plant, the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama factory in Montgomery, and Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America factory in Bryan County.