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Volkswagen Group of America To Locate Import Facility-Southeastern Distribution Center At JAXPORT in Jacksonville, Florida

Volkswagen Group of America has chosen JAXPORT as the location of its import facility and Southeastern distribution center. The location will create 100 jobs and create a capital investment of $3 million in the region in Jacksonville, Florida.

The automaker will move its import facility for cars and SUVs and its Southeast U.S. distribution operations to Jacksonville. The renovated plant and properties will be used to receive and process factory-new Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley vehicles. Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley expect to transport 100,000 cars within one year, and approximately 550,000 units in the next five years.

“This announcement reflects what all of us at JAXPORT already know: our tenants, partners and employees are dedicated to offering creative shipping solutions and unmatched customer service, reinforcing our reputation for vehicle-handling excellence each and every day,” said JAXPORT Board Chairman John Falconetti. “Through their unwavering commitment to long term investments in a state-of-the-art seaport and transportation network, Governor Scott and our state leadership give us the tools we need to grow jobs and opportunity.”

Governor Rick Scott said, “We are excited Volkswagen has chosen Florida to create new jobs. Florida’s ports are one of the many reasons why companies are choosing our state as the best place to grow their business. That is why our ‘KEEP FLORIDA WORKING’ budget recommends more than $109 million in seaport infrastructure improvements so Florida can keep working to provide the resources companies like Volkswagen need to succeed in our great state.”

JAXPORT is situated at the crossroads of the nation’s rail and highway network. Industry-leading quality control training for workers, fast and efficient turn times, exceptional ocean carrier options and 300,000 square feet of on-site auto processing make JAXPORT the port of choice for thousands of businesses worldwide. JAXPORT is the nation’s no. 1 port for vehicle exports, The Governor’s Office said.

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