Auto supplier Seoyon E-Hwa Co. Ltd. is investing about $76 million in a new manufacturing facility near Savannah Ga., creating 740 new jobs in the area.
"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," Ryu Yang-seok, Seoyon E-Hwa chairman, said in a Feb. 1 news release. "For that, Seoyon E-Hwa will do its best to cooperate with the local government continuously."
The new manufacturing facility will produce automotive interior parts such as door trim, headliners and tailgate trim. Production is expected to begin in October 2024, the release said.
About 500 of the 740 jobs created by the new facility in Bloomingdale, Ga., will be permanent roles in human resources, development, quality and production personnel, it said.
Seoyon's LaGrange, Ga., location, about 240 miles west of the new facility, will continue to support 630 full-time jobs.
The global company, based in Anyang, South Korea, operates 32 facilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia supplying door trim, headliners, seats, bumpers fascia and other parts to Hyundai Motor Group, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Volkswagen and more.