Germany-based GEIGER Automotive, a leading global manufacturer of high quality plastic products for the automotive industry, will open a 48,000 square foot United States manufacturing facility in Suwanee, Georgia. The company will create as many as 120 jobs over the next several years Gwinnett County.
Headquartered in Murnau, Germany, GEIGER Automotive supplies primarily German automotive manufacturers. Its new facility will manufacture plastic automotive components for engine compartment powertrain applications. GEIGER produces highly engineered products for cooling and brake systems in relation to air and fluid management, as well as many other functional products under the hood. The new jobs will be in injection molding and assembly manufacturing, as well as customer support positions.
“We are pleased to locate our United States operations in Georgia,” said Ralph Ralston, President, NAFTA region, GEIGER Automotive, USA, Inc. “This location was strategically selected to optimize our ability to supply to our current automotive customers in the southeast United States. We see an increasing interest from automotive OEMs in the region and a high growth potential for us here in Gwinnett County.”
“GEIGER Automotive’s decision to locate its United States facility in Gwinnett County underscores not only our booming auto hub, but also the growth of German companies in Georgia,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “The state’s strategic location to large OEMs, including the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant, coupled with a highly skilled workforce, create the ideal location for companies such as GEIGER Automotive to thrive.”
Nico Wijnberg, GDEcD International Project Manager, supported the company on behalf of Georgia, along with Lonnie Smallwood, Project Manager at Electric Cities of Georgia and Partnership Gwinnett.
“I am pleased to welcome GEIGER to our growing international business community,” Gwinnett Board of Commissions Chairman Charlotte Nash said. “Gwinnett is committed to supporting the expansion of international businesses to our community and to promoting the county as a prime destination for companies worldwide. We are glad that GEIGER has chosen to grow in our community and wish them continued success.”