Automotive parts manufacturer Hyundai Mobis plans a $926 million Electric Vehicle (EV) Power Electric system plant in Bryan County; the plant will supply systems to Hyundai factories in Bryan County and in Alabama, and to the Kia Georgia plant in West Point.
“Hyundai Mobis’ investment project in Bryan County reflects an acceleration in the development of the EV supply chain in Georgia’s auto industry,” Hyundai Mobis Electric Powertrain Business Unit Vice President H. S. Oh said in a press release. “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.”
Construction is slated for 2023, with production planned to begin in 2024. At full production, the plant will supply 900,000 EV Power Electric systems and 450,000 Integrated Charging Control Units per year to the factories. The 1.2 million-square-foot-facility will employ 1,200 people, and is a significant addition to the area for the company, which already operates a manufacturing facility with nearly 1,200 employees in West Point.
The Georgia administration’s press release highlights the state’s increasing role in the EV industry. In late October, officials broke ground on the Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA), a new manufacturing facility costing $5.54 billion to produce EVs and batteries.
“Suppliers who have been a part of Georgia’s automotive industry, like Hyundai Mobis, are transitioning to the jobs of the future and becoming part of Georgia’s growing EV ecosystem,” Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson said. “In May, we predicted that non-affiliated HMGMA suppliers in connection with the project would invest an additional $1 billion into Georgia. We have already blown past that prediction in about two weeks.”
“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,” Governor Brian Kemp said. “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.”
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