South Korea-based automotive seating manufacturer DAS has announced its plans to construct a $35m manufacturing facility in Metter, Georgia, US.

The facility will mainly manufacture car seat structures. To be located in the Candler County Industrial Park, it is slated to begin operations in the second part of next year.

DAS expects to create around 300 jobs at this new plant, and the US state will provide funding to train the workers.

According to Candler County Industrial Authority executive director Hannah Mullins, the DAS factory will feature an area of 200,000ft², reported AP.

With this facility, the company intends to supply cat seat structures to a new Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America near Savannah.

DAS COO Sean Kim said: “The strategic location near prominent cities like Savannah and Macon, facilitating convenient access, played a pivotal role in our decision-making process.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

“Looking ahead to future expansion prospects, we deemed Metter to be an ideal location in anticipation of its role as a global electric vehicle production hub thanks to its close proximity to Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America.”

Hyundai’s $7.5bn electric vehicle (EV) and battery assembly facility, which was announced last year, is set to start production in 2025.

DAS is also a key supplier for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia.

Georgia governor Brian Kemp said: “Suppliers for the Hyundai Metaplant resulted in over $2bn in investment last fiscal year, alone, helping Georgia achieve a third straight year of record-breaking economic growth.”