Governor Kemp’s office announced on Thursday morning, June 22, that auto parts manufacturer NVH Korea will be locating in Locust Grove. The company produces battery parts for electric vehicles.
The announcement represents Henry County’s first addition in EV manufacturing. Electric vehicle production is a growing sector of new manufacturing in Georgia. Multiple new vehicle plants are coming to the state.
NVH Korea will invest $72 million dollars and create over 160 new jobs in Locust Grove. They will be located at Gardner Logistics Park off Colvin Drive. The facility expects to begin operations in the second quarter of 2024.
The new facility will supply battery parts for electric vehicles in the United States for manufacturers such as KIA and Hyundai Motor Group. The facility will produce the EV battery system components that protect, connect and sense the performance of battery cells.
NVH Korea is an automotive parts manufacturer based in the City of Ulsan and established in 1984. The company specializes in automotive noise, vibration, and heat-control parts. It has current production facilities in Korea, Europe and India. No stranger to the Peach State, the company operates a manufacturing facility in Columbus that produces floor mats, cargo mats and cargo trays.
“We are pleased to announce that we have chosen the State of Georgia as our company’s first EV battery component manufacturing site. Cooperation between state agencies and our company staff has helped guide us throughout this project,” said Ja Kyum Koo, Chairman and CEO of NVH Korea. “It is the first step of our company’s effort to contribute to the electrification of the mobility industry, and we look forward to joining the community of Locust Grove and Henry County.”
Interested individuals can learn more about NVH Korea at www.nvhkorea.co.kr.
Electric Vehicle Production
The announcement by NVH Korea is the latest in a series of electric vehicle manufacturing coming to Georgia. Since 2020, the state has attracted more than $22.7 billion in investments and the creation of over 28,400 new jobs in the EV sector.
Headlining the announcements are two new vehicle plants — Rivian near Social Circle and Hyundai near Savannah. Each represents several billion dollars in investment and thousands of jobs. Several new battery plants are also building in various parts of the state.
Featured image shows an architectural rendering for Gardner Logistics Park in Locust Grove. Scannell Properties photo. Portions of this article reprinted from the Governor’s office.
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