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South Korea-Based Seoyon E-HWA Plans Chatham County, Georgia, Manufacturing Plant

Seoyon E-HWA, a South Korea-based global auto parts supplier that manufactures both interior and exterior components, will establish a new manufacturing facility in Chatham County, Georgia. The $76 million project is expected to create roughly 500 jobs.

The new facility will be located at the Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center and will produce automotive interior parts such as door trims, headlining, and tailgate trims. Production is scheduled to begin in October 2024.

"Seoyon E-Hwa is an automobile manufacturer in various countries such as Korea, Europe, and India. With our experience in developing and producing parts, it is an honor to be able to supply electric vehicle parts in Chatham County, Georgia,” said Seoyon E-Hwa Chairman Mr. Ryu Yang-seok. "With the establishment of Seoyon E-Hwa Savannah, we hope that it will not only provide new jobs in the region but also contribute to making Savannah a central city for automobile development and production. For that, Seoyon E-Hwa will do its best to cooperate with the local government continuously.”

Established in 1972, Seoyon E-Hwa operates 32 corporations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The company supplies door trim, headlining, seats, C/PAD, bumpers, and other parts to Hyundai Motor Group, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Volkswagen, and more.

“With its second Georgia facility, Seoyon is committing to nearly doubling the number of jobs it supports in the state and extending its partnership with our business community,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “As anticipated, Hyundai’s new EV facility is drawing an experienced and dedicated supplier network to the region, adding to the state’s industry expertise and shaping a larger skilled workforce. That level of growth gives our industries the groundwork for future success, and we’re excited to work with our many partners across the state and near Savannah to create the jobs of the future.”

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 Savannah Economic Development Authority, Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Quick Start, and Georgia Power.

“We are delighted with today’s announcement that Seoyon E-HWA will be locating in the Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center, which ideally positions them in close proximity to the Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America, the Port of Savannah, Interstates I-16 and I-95, and more,” added Savannah Economic Development Authority President and CEO Trip Tollison. “Seoyon E-HWA has a proven track record of supplying the automotive industry and will provide well paying jobs for our region. We look forward to working with them as they grow in Savannah.”

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