Hitachi Automotive Systems America to Expand in Walton County
Friday, May 17th, 2019
Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a Tier 1 supplier of world-class products to the global automotive market, is planning to create 100 jobs and invest at least $100 million - with potential up to $330 million - in an expansion at their existing facility in Monroe, Georgia.
“We are excited that Hitachi chose to expand their facility in Monroe,” said Governor Kemp. “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., which is headquartered in Tokyo and 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,” said Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. President and CEO Paul Carroll. “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,” said Walton County Commission Chairman, Kevin Little. “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, said the City of 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.”