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

Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by in Kia Canada


$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 ( — 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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