Hitachi Automotive Systems America to Expand in Walton County
MONRE, Ga. Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Friday that Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a Tier 1 supplier of world-class products to the global automotive market, is expected to create 100 jobs and invest at least $100 million, possibly up to $330 million, in a planned expansion at their Monroe, Ga.
“We are excited that Hitachi chose to expand their facility in Monroe,” Kemp said in a press release. “Hitachi has been a great partner to the Walton County community by investing in employees and creating jobs for more than twenty years. I am confident that this investment will not only positively impact the local community, but it will also encourage continued success in Georgia’s strong automotive industry.”
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. is a group company of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo. The Monroe facility manufactures and markets engine powertrain systems, electric powertrain systems and integrated vehicle control systems for major automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) worldwide.
“Our company is proud to be operating in the State of Georgia now for over twenty-two years,” Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. President and CEO Paul Carroll said in the press release. “The Georgia factory with its great workforce supplies advanced technology products for major automotive OEMs, including Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Nissan, Subaru, and Honda. We are happy to continue to invest in the State of Georgia as a result of our great partnership with all of our stakeholders, especially the State of Georgia, Walton County, and the City of Monroe. We look forward to a very bright future together.”
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. opened their first facility in Georgia in 1997. They currently employ 900 Georgians. The company is expanding to increase production capacity in response to the growth of the automotive industry.
“Our community is very excited to work with Hitachi on their most recent expansion,” Walton County Commission Chairman, Kevin Little said in the release. “They have been a great corporate partner becoming our largest employer, and we are grateful for the quality jobs and investment they provide in Walton County.”
“Hitachi is one of Monroe’s finest corporations who continues to invest in high technology and top-quality jobs for our community,” added Monroe Mayor, John Howard. “Their community support and involvement is second to none, and we couldn’t be more proud to have them in the City of Monroe.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Sr. Project Manager Tammy Caudell represented the Global Commerce Division in partnership with the Development Authority of Walton County, Walton EMC, and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
“It’s our goal at the Georgia Department of Economic Development to bring jobs and investment opportunities to our state, and when we establish a relationship with a company like Hitachi, who not only creates jobs but takes an active role in the community, it really takes what we do to an entirely new level,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “It’s because of companies like Hitachi Automotive Systems that we have had so much success and such an interest from Japanese companies in Georgia.”
About Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company is engaged in the development, manufacture, sales and services of automotive components, transportation related components, industrial machines and systems, and offers a wide range of automotive systems including engine powertrain systems, electric powertrain systems and integrated vehicle control systems. Visit the company’s website at www.hitachi-automotive.co.jp/en/.