Kautex of Georgia, Inc. is adding a 95,000-square-foot warehouse onto its production facility in Lavonia, Georgia. The plant manufactures plastic fuel tank systems, selective catalytic reduction systems and clear vision systems for the automotive industry. The construction is planned to be finished by mid-May 2014 and represents a $3.3 million investment by Kautex, a Bonn, Germany-based subsidiary of Textron, Inc.
“This new warehouse will allow us to solidify our operations in the community and to be able to better meet the needs of our customers throughout the United States,” explains Tyler Miles, Director of Operations Lavonia, Kautex of Georgia, Inc. “We proudly look back on our history in the community and we are looking forward to our future. Continuous collaboration with the various agencies to remain a preeminent employer in the Lavonia area is one of our main priorities.”
In order to meet the growing needs of the automotive industry, Kautex has made several investments over the past several years to its Lavonia-based operations within the areas of new machinery, equipment and workforce. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, due to the continued support from the local development authority, city and county officials, as well as the State of Georgia, Kautex is uniquely positioned to deliver outstanding service to its customers and the community through its people and focus on process and production improvements.
“We could not be happier with Kautex’s decision to increase its investment in the state and in our booming automotive industry,” said Chris Carr, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Thank you to the partners who played a role in this expansion and to Kautex for their commitment to the community and to the highest levels of customer service.”