Georgia was quite pleased to add GEIGER Automotive, a manufacturer of plastic products for the auto industry, to its roster of German-based companies.
GEIGER announced on April 30 that will open its first U.S.plant in the state and employ 120 over the next several years.
“GEIGER Automotive’s decision to locate its U.S. facility in Gwinnett County underscores not only our booming auto hub, but also the growth of German companies in Georgia,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “The state’s strategic location to large OEMs, including the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant, coupled with a highly skilled workforce, create the ideal location for companies such as GEIGER Automotive to thrive.”
The new facility will manufacture plastic automotive components for engine compartment powertrain applications. GEIGER produces highly engineered products for cooling and brake systems in relation to air and fluid management, as well as many other functional products under the hood.
“This location was strategically selected to optimize our ability to supply to our current automotive customers in the southeast U.S.,” said Ralph Ralston, president, NAFTA region, GEIGER Automotive, USA, Inc. “We see an increasing interest from automotive OEMs in the region and a high growth potential for us here.”
Germany is one of Georgia’s top five investor nations. Since June 2014, German automotive companies have invested more than $160 million and created more than 1,400 jobs in Georgia.