South Korea-Based DAS Establishes Metter, Georgia, Auto Parts Plant
The new facility, located at the Candler County Industrial Park, will primarily produce automotive seat structures. Production is scheduled to begin in late 2024.
“The strategic location near prominent cities like Savannah and Macon, facilitating convenient access, played a pivotal role in our decision-making process,” said Sean Kim, Chief Operating Officer at DAS. “Looking ahead to future expansion prospects, we deemed Metter to be an ideal location in anticipation of its role as a global electric vehicle production hub thanks to its close proximity to Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America.”
DAS specializes in designing and manufacturing seating systems, safety seating components, and seating structures. The company is a key supplier for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and Hyundai Motor Group.
“Georgia is well-positioned for the arrival of Hyundai’s supplier network as the result of years of consistent investment in site preparation, workforce solutions, and connectivity,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “DAS is another exciting addition to Georgia’s automotive community, and we are excited to welcome the company and congratulate them, along with our partners in the City of Metter, and Candler County on this exciting opportunity.”
Director of Project Implementation and Supplier Strategy Alyce Thornhill represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with the Candler County Industrial Authority, Georgia Ports Authority, Electric Cities of Georgia, and Georgia Quick Start.
“Georgia Ports Authority is proud to do our part to support the growing automotive manufacturing presence in the state as we work together to drive economic activity and jobs,” added Griff Lynch, President and CEO of the Georgia Ports Authority.
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