Germany-based company expands footprint in metro Atlanta
(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) October 25, 2013 – Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Georgia Department of Economic Development joined Lapp Group to announce the opening of its regional office and distribution center in Gwinnett, metro Atlanta earlier today. Germany-based Lapp Group, which employs more than 3,000 people worldwide, celebrated the occasion with a Grand Opening, attended by both local and state representatives. The 25,000-square-foot facility will house 15 new jobs for the community and serve as a hub for Lapp Group subsidiaries serving the Southeast.
“Our decision to open a distribution center in Gwinnett County was a logical and easy choice. We needed a facility that was strategically located and would enable us to reach markets not only in the Southeastern United States, but the rest of North America as well. We believe this location will be ideal as we continue to expand in the future,” said Marc Mackin, President, Lapp Group North America.
Located at 2402 Tech Center Parkway, Suite 300, in the Lawrenceville area, Lapp Group’s distribution facility will also house sales operations and a customer training center. A leading provider of products for the automotive and communications industries, Lapp Group offers a range of products extending from cable, cable accessories, cable handling systems, and cable harnessing to industrial connectors and communication technology.
“Companies from all over the world are constantly drawn to Georgia’s incomparable logistic advantages,” said Pat Wilson, chief operating officer at Georgia Department of Economic Development. “The location of the new Lapp Group facility is a testimony to our reputation of being the No. 1 state for companies to do business.”
Gwinnett County Board of Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash, stated, “Companies around the world continue to look to Gwinnett County as one of the best places to grow. Our favorable business environment, global logistics infrastructure, and educated workforce provide companies, such as Lapp Group, with the support critical to their industry and success.”
Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development continually works to cultivate and support the community’s reputation as a hub for internationally based businesses and has recently celebrated a string of wins in this area. The organization’s relocation and expansion efforts assist companies looking to move or grow in a strategically located, amenity-rich environment.
“Lapp Group’s expansion in Gwinnett represents our sixth international announcement in the past two months alone,” stated Troels Adrian, Senior Project Manager, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “This is clearly a strong trend for our community and stems from our strategic location, as well as our proactive efforts to attract and retain these international companies.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development Project Manager for Foreign Direct Investment, Nico Wijnberg, assisted with this project, in collaboration with Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. Lapp Group was represented in the real estate transaction by Tom Wesley, of The Wesley Company.
Since its founding more than 50 years ago, the Lapp Group has grown to 3,150 employees around the world developing, manufacturing, and selling more than 40,000 products. Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, the Lapp Group boasts 17 manufacturing sites, 41 sales operations, and more than 100 foreign partners globally.
To learn more about the Lapp Group, please visit www.lappgroup.com.