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Germany-based KIRCHHOFF Automotive Plans Lawrenceville, Georgia, Assembly Plant

03/11/2021
KIRCHHOFF Automotive, a German-based international supplier to the automotive industry, will invest $15 million in opening an assembly facility in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The project is expected to create 73 new jobs in Gwinnett County.

The company’s new 101,000-square-foot assembly facility will be used for the final assembly of metal body parts coming from other U.S. plants.

“A Georgia location will increase our opportunities to provide world-class service to our customers in the southeastern United States,” said KIRCHHOFF Automotive Global COO Stefan Leitzgen. “We appreciate the support provided by the State of Georgia as we establish our sixth U.S. facility and look forward to working with state and local resources to build a successful operation.”

KIRCHHOFF Automotive is a family-owned company headquartered in Iserlohn, Germany, that manufactures complex auto body components at 26 facilities across 11 countries. Its worldwide customer base includes BMW and Mercedes-Benz, both of which have headquarters in the eastern United States, with Mercedes-Benz’s headquarters located in nearby Sandy Springs, Georgia. The company is a full-service supplier of complex metal and hybrid structures, crash management systems, chassis applications, and cross car beams.

“In addition to our many tangible assets, KIRCHHOFF Automotive choosing to establish their assembly facility in Gwinnett is another example of the ways our local and international partnerships translate into jobs and opportunities for Georgians,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “I thank Governor Kemp and the Georgia General Assembly for their unwavering support for our automotive industries and for continuing to prioritize our international economic development partnerships. I had the pleasure of meeting with KIRCHHOFF Automotive’s leadership team in Germany, and those types of personal connections continue to help us seize new opportunities for our business and our state.”

Home to the Port of Savannah, the single largest and fastest-growing container terminal in the U.S; the Port of Brunswick, the fastest-growing auto port in the Southeast; and the most extensive rail system in the Southeastern U.S., the State of Georgia said it continues to lead in the automotive industry.

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