Kia Motors’ First U.S. Manufacturing Plant Starts Production In West Point, GA.

Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by in Kia Canada

KIA MOTORS FIRST U.S. MANUFACTURING PLANT
STARTS PRODUCTION IN WEST POINT, GA

$1 Billion Manufacturing Plant To Create 2,500 Jobs

  • State-of-the-art trickery is able of producing 300,000 vehicles annually

  • All-new 2011 Sorento CUV is initial car built during a plant

WEST POINT, Georgia, Nov 16, 2009 The initial U.S.-built Kia vehicle, a white 2011 MY Sorento CUV, rolled off a prolongation line currently during Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), strictly opening a initial U.S. Kia Motors plant. KMMG is approaching to furnish 300,000 vehicles during full ability and occupy 2,500 people, with on-site and circuitously suppliers formulating 7,500 additional jobs in a region.

“The start of prolongation for a initial production trickery in a United States serve demonstrates a joining to expansion in North America and we are unapproachable to be adding 2,500 jobs to a internal economy” pronounced B.M. Ahn, organisation boss and CEO, Kia Motors America (KMA) and KMMG.

Representing an investment by Kia Motors of $1 billion, KMMG will settle new benchmarks for car peculiarity and capability by utilizing some of a world’s many modernized production techniques. 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. Also in ubiquitous assembly, KMMG is a usually plant in North America given with timber flooring, that provides a some-more gentle and forgiving work sourroundings for group members.

Built on 2,200 acres, a formidable includes a physique stamping facility, a delivery emporium where a all-new 2011 Sorentos six-speed involuntary delivery is produced, and a dual mile exam lane in further to a categorical public plant. The plants 186-foot-long stamping press delivers 5,400 tons of vigour to stamp steel into 17 opposite forms of car panels for a all-new Sorento, handling during a speed of 7 to 15 strokes per minute. The large stamping apparatus spans from roughly 20 feet next a building to 39.4 feet high.

KMMG continues Kia Motors assertive investment in a U.S. market. Since 2002, some-more than $1.3 billion has been invested in several comforts via a country, including a dedicated corporate campus and pattern core in Irvine, Calif., a state-of-the-art investigate and growth core in Ann Arbor, Mich. and custom-built car proof drift in Mojave, Calif.

Since entrance to marketplace in a United States, Kia Motors, by a US-based selling and placement arm, KMA, has stretched to a full product line of vehicles and enjoyed 14 years of uninterrupted marketplace share increases, including a 50 percent boost by Oct 2009. Most recently, KMA posted a best sales entertain in association story and is one of usually 3 automakers whose sales are adult over their 2008 sales pace.

About Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is a initial production site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, Korea. KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia. At full capacity, a plant will have a ability to furnish 300,000 vehicles annually and occupy approximately 2,500 group members.

About Kia Motors Corporation

Kia Motors Corporation (www.kiamotors.com) — a builder of peculiarity vehicles for a young-at-heart — was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of engine vehicles. As partial of a Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Kia Motors aims to turn one of a world’s premier automotive brands. Nearly 1.5 million vehicles a year are constructed in 13 production and public operations in 8 countries that are afterwards sole and serviced by a network of distributors and dealers covering 172 countries. Kia Motors currently has over 40,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of over US$14.5 billion. It is a vital unite of a Australian Open and an central automotive partner of FIFA — a ruling physique of a FIFA World Cup(tm) — as good as a EUROTOP partner of UEFA. Kia Motors Corporation’s code aphorism — “The Power to Surprise” — represents a company’s tellurian joining to leading patron expectations by continual automotive innovation.

KMMG vehicles are built with U.S. and globally sourced parts.

Kia Motors includes Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) and a affiliates, Kia Motors America, Inc. (KMA) and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG).

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