Hyundai Mobis Plans Bryan County, Georgia, EV Power Plant
The 1,200,000-square-foot facility will be able to supply over 900,000 EV Power Electric systems and 450,000 Integrated Charging Control Units annually to the Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America factory in Bryan County, the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama factory in Montgomery, and the Kia Georgia plant. Construction on the new facility, located at the Belfast Commerce Park in Richmond Hill, is scheduled to begin as early as January 2023, with production in 2024.
“Hyundai Mobis’ investment project in Bryan County reflects an acceleration in the development of the EV supply chain in Georgia’s auto industry,” said H.S. Oh, Vice President of Hyundai Mobis Electric Powertrain Business Unit. “We’re going to be a major production player in the EV market, and that’s going to trigger more growth within the sector. Mobis is looking forward to providing high-quality work opportunities to the growing local workforce.”
Hyundai Mobis has operated a manufacturing facility with almost 1,200 employees in West Point since 2009 as the largest Tier 1 supplier to Kia Georgia. The plant supplies automotive manufacturers with complete cockpit modules, chassis modules, as well as bumper assemblies.
“Suppliers who have been a part of Georgia’s automotive industry, like Hyundai Mobis, are transitioning to the jobs of the future and becoming part of Georgia’s growing EV ecosystem,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “In May, we predicted that non-affiliated HMGMA suppliers in connection with the project would invest an additional $1 billion into Georgia. We have already blown past that prediction in about two weeks. With the support of partners like Georgia Quick Start and our sister agencies, we are excited to prepare Georgia’s workforce of tomorrow for the jobs we are creating now. Congratulations to Bryan County, the City of Richmond Hill, the Georgia Ports Authority, and Hyundai Mobis!”
Hyundai Mobis is a public South Korean car parts company. Founded as Hyundai Precision & Industries Corporation in 1977, the company forms the "parts and service" arm for the South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Company, Genesis Motors and Kia Motors.
“We could not be more excited to welcome Mobis to our community,” added Development Authority of Bryan County Chairman Jon Seagraves. “With the close proximity of Belfast Commerce Park to available housing in nearby Heartwood, a top-performing public school system, interstate access, and rail, we knew the site we purchased about two years ago had the potential to attract a special project. With nearly $1 billion of investment and the creation of over 1,500 good-paying jobs, I would say Mobis is pretty special. I am so grateful to Bryan County, the City of Richmond Hill, and Raydient Places for their support and partnership on this project because, without them, this would not have been possible.”
Director of Project Implementation and Supplier Strategy Alyce Thornhill represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with Development Authority of Bryan County, Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Quick Start, and Georgia Power.
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