(GWINNETT – METRO ATLANTA) March 6, 2018 – GEZOLAN, a worldwide quality leader in the manufacture of synthetic EPDM granules, joined Partnership Gwinnett to announce the expansion of their U.S. operations to the City of Buford, Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta, Georgia.

“Our decision to expand in Gwinnett was fueled by our need to meet the current growth rate of the company and US market, as well as the 15-year experience of one of our sister companies in Gwinnett,” said Josep Roger, CEO at GEZOLAN. “Their experience paired with the access to strong communication infrastructure and logistic resources, as well as human talent, made the decision process much easier. Now that we are in the US we expect another leap towards excellence for our products and services now that we can support and supply product from our local manufacturing facility.”

GEZOLAN’s new 60,000 square-foot Buford facility, located at 4345 Hamilton Mill Road, will house their U.S. manufacturing plant and operations. This facility will be the only manufacturing plant located outside GEZOLAN’s international headquarters in Switzerland. GEZOLAN’s decision to expand internationally to Gwinnett County was driven by the need for additional production capacity to match their current growth rate. The company was also influenced by the successful experience of their sister company, KRAIBURG TPE (USA), located in the City of Buford, Georgia.

“We are excited to welcome GEZOLAN to the City of Buford,” said City of Buford City Manager, Bryan Kerlin. “We look forward to working with this industry leader and are confident they will find the support and resources they need in our community to remain competitive, not only in the U.S., but worldwide.”

GEZOLAN strategically chose Gwinnett County as the home of their new manufacturing plant due to the logistical advantages and access to qualified workforce.

“GEZOLAN’s decision to invest in Gwinnett County is a statement to our advantageous location, ability to develop and foster talented workforce, and pro-business climate,” said Gwinnett County Commission Chair, Charlotte Nash. “This announcement is another great example of how our strengths continue to draw companies to expand into Gwinnett County and we are excited to have GEZOLAN as part of our community.”

GEZOLAN has been manufacturing high-quality synthetic EPDM granules for almost 50 years and have customers in more than 60 countries. Their product is commonly used in the installation of synthetic flooring and surface coating, including running tracks, safety flooring for children’s playgrounds and infill for turf.

The company has plans to coordinate, along with their Swiss Headquarters, to produce and launch new products, as well as increase their staff by the end of 2018. GEZOLAN’s expansion will bring in a total investment of over $12,000,000 to Gwinnett County.

“Partnership Gwinnett works diligently to make Gwinnett County an ideal location for international companies looking to expand their business operations in the United States, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome GEZOLAN into our growing international community,” said Deven Cason, Sr. Project Manager at Partnership Gwinnett.

To learn more about GEZOLAN please visit http://www.gezolan.com/en

For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.partnershipgwinnett.com.

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About GEZOLAN
For more almost 50 years, GEZOLAN has been producing synthetic EPDM granules for surface coating of all types of customer in more than 60 countries. GEZOLAN is the world’s quality leader in the manufacture of EPDM granules. Their firm resolve will help them remind the worldwide leader with Swiss premium quality. To learn more about GEZOLAN, please visit http://www.gezolan.com/en.

About Partnership Gwinnett
Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development, and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Fueled by the support of over one hundred companies, municipalities, Gwinnett County, K-12 and higher education systems, the mission of Partnership Gwinnett is to strengthen the community’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and position Gwinnett as the premiere place to live, work and play.

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