Semperit Group will open a 150,000 square foot rubber gasket manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facility at Coweta County Industrial Park in Newnan, Georgia. The project is expected to create 70 jobs.
The company plans to invest $9 million and open the plant this Fall, relocating its current Americas headquarters from Stone Mountain, Georgia, to a new facility in Newnan, scheduled to open November 1, 2021
"Customer intimacy is one of Semperit's strategic guiding principles. With our commitment and investments in a market-oriented approach, stronger focus on applications, and faster product development, we want to drive growth in North and South America," says Martin Füllenbach, CEO of Semperit AG Holding.
The publicly listed Semperit AG Holding company is an internationally-oriented group that develops, produces, and sells highly specialised rubber products for the industrial and medical sectors: hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor belts, escalator handrails, construction profiles, cable car rings, products for railway superstructures, and examination and surgical gloves.
"We have seen substantial growth in the Americas in recent years and we are convinced that our strengthened regional focus, plus the establishment of the US headquarters, in combination with a new production site, will strongly support in meeting our increased customer requirements while allowing us to service customers faster and more efficiently", says Irene Coughlin, Managing Director Americas. "The new headquarters and manufacturing footprint will also allow for improved operating efficiencies, increased supply chain and logistics management, and enhanced communications for our region.”
This investment in expanded manufacturing, warehousing and distribution capabilities signals long-term growth plans in supplying original equipment manufacturers, transportation, manufacturing, mining, raw materials and construction customers across North and South America.