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Turkey-Based TEKLAS Plans Headquarters & Operations Complex in Calhoun, Georgia

11/11/2020
TEKLAS, a Turkey-based advanced research and development, manufacturing company and supplier of electric vehicle parts, will invest $6.5 million in opening their first North American facility and headquarters in Calhoun, Georgia. The project is expected to create 120 jobs to Gordon County.

The 200,000-square-foot facility and headquarters, located at 320 South Industrial Boulevard, will include assembly lines to serve the most prominent original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the industry with the start of its operations in the spring of 2021.

“Headquartered in Turkey, and with locations in Bulgaria, Serbia, Mexico, and China, along with sales offices in Germany and France, we are very excited to open a new plant in Calhoun, Georgia,” said Regional Director for Teklas Arcan Ergur. “Our Calhoun, Georgia location will help us be closer to our main customers.”

“It’s a pleasure to welcome TEKLAS to the Peach State,” said Governor Brian P. Kemp. “I’m confident that our highly skilled workforce, top-notch logistics network, and pro-business environment will make TEKLAS very pleased with their decision to join Georgia’s growing electric vehicle parts industry. As they build their North American headquarters in Gordon County, we're grateful for the opportunities this will bring to hardworking Georgians and their families in the region.”

“The State of Georgia is focused on attracting and growing the jobs of the future, and TEKLAS choosing to establish their North American headquarters and build their very first U.S. advanced manufacturing facility in Calhoun is another great example of these efforts producing results,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “As the automotive industry continues to transform and move toward electric vehicles and e-mobility, we will work to foster an ecosystem of manufacturers and suppliers on the leading edge of the industry’s transition. I am very proud to welcome TELKAS to the diverse family of EV suppliers that call Georgia home.”

Founded in Turkey in 1971, TEKLAS designs, develops, and manufactures fluid circulation systems for cooling and heating applications, which includes hoses and pipes from rubber, plastic, and metal for the global automotive industry. TEKLAS uses highly innovative and automated manufacturing processes using advanced water molding technology.

“The Calhoun and Gordon County community commend TEKLAS for their research and advancements in electric vehicle manufacturing and for their contribution to the expansion of the automotive sector of our manufacturing base,” said Gordon County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kathy Johnson.

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