Chinese-based outdoor company establishes first U.S. presence
(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) August 31, 2015 – Ningbo Huige Outdoor Products Co., Ltd., manufacturer of outdoor products, including gas and charcoal barbecue grills, joined a Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development delegation from its global headquarters in Ningbo City to announce the expansion of its North America headquarter operation in Gwinnett County, Metro Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The announcement was made during a twelve-day business mission trip to Asia to announce multiple new companies to Gwinnett County, Metro Atlanta, explore trade and export opportunities, recruit direct foreign investment and build relationships in the region. Delegates are meeting with prominent members of government and corporate communities to explore business opportunities and leverage its representative presence in the region, raising awareness of Georgia and Gwinnett as a key location for investment from China.
“Huige is constantly seeking new product innovations. The North American headquarter expansion reinforces our position as a global leader in the outdoor living business,” said Susan Liang, General Manager, Ningbo Huige Outdoor Products Co., Ltd. “The expansion will also bring further investment and new opportunities to us globally and contribute to the economy here in Gwinnett.”
Located at 5425 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., in the City of Peachtree Corners, the facility will provide office space and a warehouse for the distribution of Huige’s full line of outdoor equipment, including barbecue grills, smokers, outdoor heaters and a variety of other outdoor living products.
“We are thrilled that Huige has chosen Georgia to establish their first U.S. presence,” said Stella Xu, Director for China Initiatives at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “The state’s business-friendly environment offers Huige the economic development assets they need to be innovative in order to grow their business.”
“Gwinnett County is a hub for international companies looking to expand to global markets,” said Gwinnett County Commissioner Jace Brooks. “Huige’s decision to establish its first U.S. presence in Gwinnett is a testament to our dynamic workforce, pro business climate and innovation opportunities. We look forward to Huige’s continued growth.”
Huige is committed to doubling sales over the next several years through this expansion. This strategy will have a significant and positive impact on the North American headquarter operation headcount.
“We are very pleased that Huige Outdoor Products has chosen to locate its U.S. headquarters in the City of Peachtree Corners,” said Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason. “We wish them much success.”
The Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development-led delegation includes Jace Brooks (Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners), Bucky Johnson (Mayor, City of Norcross), Nick Masino (Sr. Vice President, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development), and Andrew Carnes (Director of Economic Development, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development).
“Our goal is to make Gwinnett County a leader in international trade and to develop relationships to facilitate greater foreign direct investment,” said Nick Masino, Sr. Vice President, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. “We welcome growing companies such as Huige, which encourages other small and medium-sized businesses to enter the global arena.”
To learn more about Huige Outdoor Products Co., Ltd. please visit www.huigeoutdoor.com.
For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.