Inalfa Roof Systems, a supplier of vehicle roofing systems, will open a manufacturing plant in Cherokee County, Geogia.
The plant represents a $17.1 million investment and 300 jobs for Georgians.
“Inalfa joins the dynamic auto industry Georgia has cultivated for more than 100 years,” said Gov. Nathan Deal Deal. “Our central location in the Southeast, deep workforce resources and logistics infrastructure have attracted well over 300 companies and continue to give the state a competitive advantage in this manufacturing sector.”
Inalfa Roof Systems supplys sunroofs and open roofing systems Hyundai Kia, Ford, General Motors, Volvo, Chrysler Group and BMW Group.
“After a four-year search for a location in the South, we couldn’t be more pleased to find our ideal site in Cherokee County,” said vice president of North American Operations for Inalfa Roof Systems Danny Colaris. “The state and local economic development teams, as well as Georgia Power, have all been extremely helpful in introducing us to this strategic location and the advantages of doing business in Georgia.”
This facility will be the fourth in the U.S. and the first in the Southeast for Inalfa, which has its global headquarters based in Venray, The Netherlands, and a global workforce of 3,000 employees.
Inalfa’s North American headquarters is located in Michigan, and it operates a total of four plants in Michigan and Mexico. Worldwide, Inalfa Roof Systems also has facilities in Slovakia, South Korea, China, Brazil and Japan, and is currently also expanding its footprint in Poland.
“Investment by international companies creates jobs and contributes to the state’s economy,” said Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development Chris Cummiskey. “As we continue to market Georgia around the world, the commitment made by top-notch businesses like Inalfa helps other investors understand how we can help them become successful in the U.S. market.”