Daechang Seat Corp Opening New Facility In Georgia, Creating More Than 500 New Jobs

On Monday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that Daechang Seat Corp. USA, a supplier specializing in automotive seat frames, would be investing $72.5 million in the Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center, close to the Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA), which will create over 500 jobs.

“Today’s news of another HMGMA supplier coming to Georgia is just the latest reminder of the impact projects like the Hyundai Metaplant have beyond their initial investment,” said Kemp. “To date, suppliers for this project alone reach at least nine counties, and we’re excited to add Daechang Seat Corp. USA to our growing manufacturing base centered around Chatham County and the Savannah region.”

Daechang Seat Corp. (DSC) was established in 1979 in Kyungju, South Korea, and has since become one of the largest seat frame producers in the world. The company now employs more than 5,000 people in seven countries.

“I’d like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the State of Georgia, its local communities, and the City of Savannah. DSC takes great pride in its role in creating improved opportunities and employment prospects within Chatham County and the Savannah area, and I am deeply honored that DSC can maintain its steadfast partnership with the City of Savannah,” said Jinsuk Lee, CEO of Daechang Seat Savannah Corp. “Our primary objective is to drive the growth of DSC through facility expansions, ultimately transforming DSC into a global entity. Presently, DSC holds a prominent partnership with Hyundai Transys and Hyundai Mobis at HMGMA, and we hope to collaborate with even more projects in the future.”

According to a press release from Kemp’s office, “DSC’s new facility will be located at the Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center. The company will be hiring for assembly operators, equipment technicians, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineers through local job fairs and website postings in the future.”

“As the market transitions to electric vehicles, Georgia has pursued the entire supply chain, creating more than $25 billion in investments and 30,000 jobs since 2018. In fiscal year 2023, job creation in the automotive industry increased by 324 percent when compared to FY21, and suppliers attracted by Georgia’s mobility original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) resulted in over $2 billion in investment across the state in FY23,” the press release added.

D & B Staff

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