FRANCE, 27 June 2023: Governor Brian Kemp announced that automotive parts manufacturer NVH Korea will establish a new facility in Locust Grove, Georgia. The project will create over 160 new jobs and bring USD 72m in investment to Henry County.
EV Manufacturing facility
NVH Korea is an automotive parts manufacturer based in Ulsan, South Korea. The company specializes in automotive noise, vibration, and heat-control parts. It currently produces these parts in Korea, Europe, and India. The new facility in Georgia will supply battery parts for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States.
The facility will be located at Gardner Logistics Park on Colvin Drive in Locust Grove. It will produce the EV battery system components that protect, connect, and sense the performance of battery cells. Operations are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2024.
“Thanks to our reliable infrastructure network connecting partners all over the world and a great workforce, job creators can find success in every community in our state,” said Governor Kemp. “The incredible growth of the e-mobility and battery industries in Georgia is a testament to our ability to support large suppliers like NVH Korea. We’re proud to welcome them as the latest partner in making Georgia the epicenter of the industrial revolution of our time.”
“We are pleased to announce that we have chosen the State of Georgia as our company’s first EV battery component manufacturing site,” 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.”
This project is a major win for the state of Georgia and for Henry County. It will create good-paying jobs in the growing EV manufacturing sector. It will also help to diversify the economy of Henry County, which is currently heavily reliant on the automotive industry.