More than 300,000 electric vehicles to be built in the Savannah region each year
In May 2022, Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) announced that they would be opening its first fully dedicated electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility in the U.S. in the Savannah region. Hyundai Motor Group is investing $5.545 billion in capital investment in opening the state-of-the-art U.S. smart factory and will create 8,100 new jobs. Construction began in January 2023, with full production expected in early 2025.
In announcing, HMG cited speed-to-market and workforce as key reasons for choosing the Savannah region.
Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America is locating at the nearly 3,000 acre Bryan County Megasite which is owned by the State of Georgia and the Savannah Harbor Interstate 16 Corridor Joint Development Authority (Savannah JDA). The Savannah JDA consists of the economic development authorities of Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham and Effingham counties.
In addition, HMGMA suppliers are locating in the Savannah region including Tier 1 suppliers Seoyon E-HWA and PHA in the Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center which is 8.6 miles (13.8 km) from HMGMA. Sites are still available.
electric vehicles to be produced yearly at HMGMA
new jobs will be created by HMGMA
miles (13.8 km) from Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center, which has available supplier sites, to HMGMA
|Supplier||Product||Investment & Jobs||County|
|Joon Georgia||Body parts and electronics||$317M, 630 new jobs||Bulloch|
|Hyundai Mobis||Power electric systems||$926M, 1,578 new jobs||Bryan|
|Ecoplastic Corporation||Exterior and interior plastic such as bumpers, consoles, trims, plastic molds||$205M, 456 new jobs||Bulloch|
|Seoyon E-HWA||Door trim, headlining seats, bumpers, consoles, trims, plastic molds||$76M, 740 new jobs||Chatham|
|Sewon America||Stamaped body components||$300M, 740 new jobs||Effingham|
|PHA||Door, tailgate and hood latches||$67M, 402 new jobs||Chatham|
|Seohan Auto Georgia||Shafts, axels and brake systems||$72M, 180 new jobs||Liberty|
*As of April 24, 2023
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