Seoyon E-HWA, a global auto parts supplier, is investing almost $76 million in a new manufacturing facility in Chatham County.
"We hope that it will not only provide new jobs in the region but also contribute to making Savannah a central city for automobile development and production,” said Seoyon E-Hwa chairman Ryu Yang-seok.
Governor Brian Kemp announced Seoyon’s new facility will be located at the Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center on Feb. 1. The new facility will create 740 new jobs.
“When I announced the largest economic development project in Georgia history last year, I promised it was just the start in bringing even more jobs and opportunity to hardworking Georgians,” said Kemp.
Established in 1972, Seoyon E-Hwa operates 32 corporations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
The company supplies door trim, seats, bumpers and other parts to Hyundai Motor Group, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Ford and Volkswagen.
Production at the new Savannah plant is expected to begin in October 2024.
“Seoyon E-HWA has a proven track record of supplying the automotive industry and will provide well paying jobs for our region. We look forward to working with them as they grow in Savannah,” said Savannah Economic Development Authority president Trip Tollison.
Approximately 500 of the announced jobs will be permanent roles in human resources, development, quality and production personnel.
Since 2020, more than 35 EV-related projects have announced over $21 billion in investment and 26,700 jobs in Georgia.
In October, Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America officially broke ground in neighboring Bryan County. The site will be the company's first EV and battery manufacturing facility.
“As we work to ensure our state is the e-mobility capital of the nation, projects like this will continue to choose the No. 1 state for business and benefit communities in just about every zip code of Georgia,” said Kemp.
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