Kia Celebrates Grand Opening of $1 Billion State-of-the-Art Automobile Manufacturing Plant in Georgia

Posted on 26. Feb, 2010 by in Kia Canada

Kia Celebrates Grand Opening of $1 Billion State-of-the-Art Automobile Manufacturing Plant in Georgia

WEST POINT, Ga. Feb. 26, 2010 Officials with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), Inc. were assimilated by dignitaries from a Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, a State of Georgia, internal city and county officials to applaud a central grand opening of Kias first-ever U.S. car prolongation plant in West Point, Georgia, able of producing 300,000 cars annually for a North American and tellurian markets.

The rite was attended by approximately 500 VIPs from Korea and a U.S., including Chairman of a Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group Mong-Koo Chung; Group President and CEO of KMMG and Kia Motors America (KMA) Byung-Mo Ahn; Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue; and a series of other high-ranking Korean supervision and State of Georgia officials.

Kia is unapproachable to call West Point, Georgia home and we demeanour brazen to many years of flourishing together, pronounced Ahn. Continued committed work has helped rouse Kia to one of a fastest flourishing car brands around a globe. With a successful launch of a 2011 Kia Sorento CUV and investiture of a initial prolongation plant in a United States, a Kia code is good positioned for serve expansion and to turn a worldwide personality in peculiarity and innovation.

Representing a $1 billion investment by Kia Motors Corporation, a sprawling, new 2.2 million-square-foot car prolongation plant is situated on some-more than 2,200 acres of land between Exit 2 and Exit 6 along Interstate 85 in West Point. KMMG consists of 4 categorical shops: stamping, welding, paint and assembly. The site also includes a delivery shop, procedure emporium and a two-mile exam lane where any car constructed by KMMG will be entirely tested. KMMGs ubiquitous public area is given with some-more than a half mile of height-adjustable conveyors to grasp a many auspicious designation position for any group member and revoke earthy fatigue. It is given with timber flooring, that provides a some-more gentle and forgiving work sourroundings for group members.

Governor Perdue remarkable todays eventuality meant a delay of a jointly profitable partnership between a State of Georgia and Kia that will meant many good things for a State in years to come.

This is a useful day for Georgia as Kia Motors has brought thousands of new jobs to this area, and is truly delivering as a extensive corporate citizen, pronounced Governor Perdue. We value a attribute with Kia and oath to continue providing specialized training by a Kia Georgia Training Center that will pledge a peculiarity workforce and a destiny success of this plant in Georgia.

The large Kia car prolongation plant and a retailer companies have already supposing thousands of jobs. KMMG now employs some-more than 1,200 group members and is approaching to scarcely double that series by a finish of a year, while onsite and circuitously suppliers will emanate adult to 7,500 additional jobs in a region.

Randy Jackson, executive of tellurian resources and administration, pronounced he was blissful that KMMG could assistance give behind to a internal village by pursuit creation, village growth and tourism.

The Grand Opening outlines a new miracle for Kia, Jackson said. Beginning this spring, we are gratified to open a doors to a village and have them see firsthand a peculiarity and craftsmanship that is built into any Kia vehicle. We wish any Kia owner, and anyone meditative about purchasing a Kia, will revisit us.”

Mass prolongation of a all-new 2011 Kia Sorento CUV began on Nov. 16, 2009 with a product strictly going on sale in a U.S. in Jan of this year. Selling 7,398 units in a initial month, a 2011 Sorento was Kias best-selling car in January.

The superb early opening of a initial car constructed from a West Point, Georgia plant is a poignant feat for KMMG, KMA and a Kia code as a whole, pronounced Ahn. As we grow we will continue to enhance a line of vehicles here and abroad while staying loyal to a Kia code beliefs of value, quality, reserve and technology; and KMMG will play a distinguished purpose in achieving a goals.

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is a initial prolongation site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, Korea. KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, and began mass prolongation of a 2011 Kia Sorento on Nov 16, 2009. At full capacity, a plant will have a ability to build 300,000 vehicles annually from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

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