Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that Hyundai Mobis would invest $926 million in an Electric Vehicle Power Electric system plant in Bryan County and hire at least 1,500 people.
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“When we celebrated the groundbreaking of Hyundai’s new electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility in Bryan County, we knew it would unleash transformational job creation and investment in that entire region of our state,” Gov. Kemp said. “As we announce the second supplier in just two weeks to locate in that area, we’re excited to see their impact on the surrounding communities and the growing list of other job creators that will soon follow.”
Gov. Kemp said the EV Power Electric system plant had operated a manufacturing factory with almost 1,200 employees in West Point since 2009. According to Gov. Kemp, the West Point factory is the largest Tier 1 supplier to Kia Georgia.
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The West Point plant currently supplies car manufacturers with complete cockpit modules, chassis modules, and bumper assemblies as a part of the Hyundai Mobis family.
“Hyundai Mobis’ investment project in Bryan County reflects an acceleration in the development of the EV supply chain in Georgia’s auto industry,” said H.S. Oh, Vice President of Hyundai Mobis Electric Powertrain Business Unit. “We’re going to be a major production player in the EV market, and that’s going to trigger more growth within the sector. Mobis is looking forward to providing high-quality work opportunities to the growing local workforce.”
The 1,200,000-square-foot building is expected to provide over 900,000 EV Power Electric systems and 450,000 Integrated Charging Control units annually to several factories in Georgia and one in Alabama.
Gov. Kemp said construction is expected to begin as early as Jan. 2023 at the Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development Certified Belfast Commerce Park in Richmond Hill.
Construction officials predict production will begin sometime in 2024.
“Suppliers who have been a part of Georgia’s automotive industry, like Hyundai Mobis, are transitioning to the jobs of the future and becoming part of Georgia’s growing EV ecosystem,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “In May, we predicted that non-affiliated HMGMA suppliers in connection with the project would invest an additional $1 billion into Georgia. We have already blown past that prediction in about two weeks. With the support of partners like Georgia Quick Start and our sister agencies, we are excited to prepare Georgia’s workforce of tomorrow for the jobs we are creating now. Congratulations to Bryan County, the City of Richmond Hill, the Georgia Ports Authority, and Hyundai Mobis!”
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