Auto components maker plans to supply the first US-built electric vehicles Hyundai Motor Group by hiring 630 workers
According to state officials on Monday, an auto components manufacturer plans to recruit 630 workers at a new factory in Southeast Georgia to supply the first US-built electric vehicle being built nearby by Hyundai Motor Group.
To produce parts in Bulloch County, Gov. Joon Georgia will spend $317 million as per Brian Kemp’s office in a news release.
The automaker will set up shop 30 miles to the west of the southeast Georgia location, where Hyundai executives broke ground on the new EV plant just two weeks ago.
According to Kemp’s statement, the company is considered the first of many expected to come to Georgia to supply a $5.5 billion Hyundai plant in Bryan County. By 2025, the supplier plans to open its Georgia plant and produce up to 300,000 electric vehicles per year.
In addition to this Joon Georgia is a subsidiary of Ajin USA which supplies components to other Hyundai plants. The company already operates a facility in Cusseta, Alabama, near the Georgia line that makes components for Hyundai’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama as well as for Kia’s auto plant in West Point, Georgia.
The company’s factory is expected to open near Statesboro in mid-2024 as per Kemp’s office.
The introduction of Joon Georgia today is a significant moment as we push Georgia’s automotive industry into the future, according to a statement released by Pat Wilson, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
The state and local officials in Georgia tempted Hyundai with tax rebates and incentives worth $1.8 billion, making it the state’s greatest economic development package.
Wilson and other Georgia representatives have claimed that it is a wise investment. In addition to the 8,100 new positions that Hyundai will be adding, suppliers are predicted to add thousands more.