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Seohan Auto Establishes Liberty County, Georgia, Manufacturing Operations

Seohan Auto Georgia, a developer and manufacturer of automobile parts, will establish manufacturing operations in Liberty County, Georgia. The more than $72 million project is expected to create 180 jobs.

The new facility, located at the Dunwoody Court Site in the Tradeport East Business Center, will produce H/shafts, axles, and brake systems for OEMs, including Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America. Production is scheduled to begin in late 2024.

“Sustained growth of the EV market over the past few years suggests that accelerated changes to the automotive market is inevitable. We believe Georgia will be the center of the EV industry, and will be a new frontier for Seohan's future with limitless opportunities and potential,” said Jung Kee Koo, CEO of Seohan Auto Georgia Corporation. “We are very pleased to collaborate in partnership with Georgia and move towards a promising new future.”

South Korea-based Seohan Auto Georgia Corporation is a Tier-1 automotive parts supplier for Hyundai Motor Group America. The company has production facilities around the world, including multiple facilities in the U.S.

“The ongoing transition to e-mobility and sustainable technology creates a window of opportunity for companies and states that remain on the forefront, and we are excited to work with Seohan to provide solutions to this developing industry,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Innovation across the automotive industry is happening at a breakneck speed, and companies are focused on keeping up with new technology and increasing market demand. Communities that invest in speed-to-market solutions, like Liberty County with the Tradeport East Business Center, gives Georgia a leg-up over competitors. We’re grateful for our partners who continue to support the state’s competitiveness.”

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 Liberty County Industrial Development Authority, Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Quick Start, and Georgia Power.

“From our negotiations with Seohan Auto Georgia we’ve learned that it and its affiliated enterprises in South Korea, the United States, and around the world truly are responsible, thorough, and progressive organizations that are striving to advance innovative technology,” added Allen Brown, Chairman of Liberty County Development Authority. “We are pleased that Seohan has selected Liberty County as their location in which to Come Grow Globally. We look forward to working with them in assuring a very successful venture for their new advanced manufacturing project.”

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