Another company expected to serve as a supplier to the massive Hyundai Motor Group electric vehicles manufacturing plant under construction west of Savannah has announced plans to build a facility nearby.
Daechang Seat Corp. USA, (DSC) which specializes in automotive seat frames, will invest $72.5 million at the Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center, creating more than 500 jobs.
“Today’s news … is just the latest reminder of the impact projects like the Hyundai Metaplant have beyond their initial investment,” Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday. “To date, suppliers for this project alone reach at lest nine counties.”
Daechang Seat Corp., established in 1979 in South Korea, has become one of the largest seat frame producers in the world. The company employs more than 6,000 people in seven countries.
Daechang will be hiring assembly operators, equipment technicians, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineers through local job fairs and website postings.
“Our primary objective is to drive the growth of DSC through facility expansions, ultimately transforming DSC into a global entity,” said Jinsuk Lee, CEO of Daechang Seat Savannah Corp. “Presently, DSC holds a prominent partnership with Hyundai … and we hope to collaborate with even more projects in the future.”
The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce team worked in partnership on the project with the Savannah Economic Development Authority, Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Power, and the Technical College System of Georgia’s Quick Start program.