Global manufacturer to create 120 new jobs in the community
(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) April 30, 2015 – Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development in partnership with Georgia Department of Economic Development today announced that German-based GEIGER Automotive will open a U.S. manufacturing operation in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The announcement will create 120 new jobs in the metro Atlanta community.
A leading global manufacturer of high quality plastic products and major supplier to German automotive manufacturers, GEIGER established a U.S. facility to better reach its growing customer base in the southeast.
“We are pleased to locate our U.S. operations in Georgia,” said Ralph Ralston, president, NAFTA region, GEIGER Automotive, USA, Inc. “This location was strategically selected to optimize our ability to supply to our current automotive customers in the southeast U.S. We see an increasing interest from automotive OEM’s in the region and a high growth potential for us here in Gwinnett County.”
Located in the City of Suwanee, the new 48,000-foot facility will manufacture plastic automotive components for engine compartment powertrain applications.
“GEIGER Automotive’s decision to locate its U.S. facility in Gwinnett County underscores not only our booming auto hub, but also the growth of German companies in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “The state’s strategic location to large OEMs, including the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant, coupled with a highly skilled workforce, create the ideal location for companies such as GEIGER Automotive to thrive.”
GEIGER produces highly engineered products for cooling and brake systems in relation to air and fluid management, and many other functional products under the hood. Jobs will be created in injection molding and assembly manufacturing, as well as support and professional positions.
“I am pleased to welcome GEIGER to our growing international business community,” Gwinnett Board of Commissions Chairman Charlotte Nash said. “Gwinnett is committed to supporting the expansion of international businesses to our community and to promoting the county as a prime destination for companies worldwide. We are glad that GEIGER has chosen to grow in our community and wish them continued success.”
“This is a great win for the City of Suwanee and we are thrilled to count GEIGER Automotive as one of our newest businesses,” said Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette. “We are confident that they will find the support and resources in our community that are necessary to remain competitive in the U.S. and around the world.”
Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development continually works to leverage its diversity and access to global markets, establishing its reputation as a hub for international companies seeking to expand their presence in the United States.
“Twenty percent of Georgia’s German-based companies are located in Gwinnett County, which is why we are committed to expanding the investment of Europe’s largest economy through the Partnership Gwinnett initiative,” Nick Masino, Senior Vice President for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “We welcome GEIGER to our successful international business community.”
GEIGER has steadily grown to become one of the leading partners of the automotive industry. The company currently manufactures precision components and subassemblies at its other production locations in Germany, Mexico and China.
Georgia Department of Economic Development’s International Foreign Direct Investment Project Manager Nico Wijnberg, assisted with this project, in collaboration with Lonnie Smallwood, Project Manager with Electric Cities of Georgia and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development.
To learn more about GEIGER Automotive, please visit www.geigerautomotive.com.
For more information or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.