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An auto parts and electronics maker will become the first company to follow Hyundai to its upcoming electric vehicle (EV) plant in southeast Georgia, state and company officials have announced.
Joon Georgia, a subsidiary of supplier Hyundai Ajin USA, plans to invest $317 million at a new facility near Statesboro, which would be about 30 miles from Hyundai’s new plant in Ellabell. The company is the first hyundai supplier to confirm its plans in the region, but state leaders said the announcement would be “the first of many”.
Joon expects the facility to create 630 jobs. The company will start hiring in the middle of next year in anticipation of starting operations in mid-2024.
Ajin USA CEO Jung Ho Sea said the company’s goal is to give back to the community and the city and to be the “best parts supplier for automotive and electric vehicle businesses.” .
In late October, Hyundai opened its $5.5 billion factory outside Savannah. The facility is expected to begin production in 2025 and create more than 8,000 jobs. Hyundai officials estimated earlier this year that suppliers would eventually invest another billion dollars In the region.
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