German auto parts producer Nifco KTW GmbH plans to set up a United States headquarters in Toccoa, Ga.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced the project June 9. It will create 200 jobs and represent a $27 million investment.
Nifco will produce interior and exterior parts for the BMW X vehicles as well as Mercedes-Benz USA and other customers. Construction is beginning this month and the 130,000-square-foot plant will be commissioned with 10 injection molding machines and painting capabilities by mid-2016, the company states on its website. Production molds from Germany will begin making parts in Georgia in November 2016, the firm said.
Nifco's technologies at the Georgia site will include two-shot molding, foaming, weld line-free surfaces, high-gloss painting and automated assembly. The firm, which is based in Weissenburg, Germany, also does gas-injection molding and insert molding.
“Local and regional connectivity is the basis for our success in Germany and we strive to do the same in the U.S.,” stated Nifco KTW managing director Roland Furtmayr in a news release.