Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Begins Expansion Projects to Support Increased Volume Beginning in 2012

Posted on 02. Jun, 2011 by in Kia Canada

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Begins Expansion Projects to Support Increased Volume Beginning in 2012

West Point, Ga. Jun 2, 2011 – Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) has begun a array of enlargement projects in any of a plant’s 4 categorical shops stamping, welding, paint and ubiquitous public to lift annual ability to 360,000 vehicles starting in 2012. The enlargement follows Kia Motors’ proclamation during a 2011 New York International Auto Show that a award-winning Optima midsize sedan will be combined to a plant’s prolongation line.

Beginning in Sep 2011, a 2012 indication year Optima will be built alongside a Kia Sorento CUV, that has been a brand’s best-selling car any month given nearing in dealerships in Jan 2010. In serve to a earthy expansion, KMMG has finished a employing routine for scarcely 1,000 new organisation members in credentials for a serve of a third change that starts after this month bringing a sum series of jobs combined during a plant to some-more than 3,000.

“The success of a West Point, Georgia plant is a outcome of a loyalty of a organisation members and a world-class peculiarity that goes into any car we build, and a increasing volume and serve of new organisation members is serve justification of a joining to a U.S. and internal economies,” pronounced Byung Mo Ahn, organisation boss and CEO of Kia Motors America and KMMG. “Kia is experiencing rare enlargement in a U.S., led by a best-selling Sorento, and with direct for a critically acclaimed Optima now outpacing supply we are unapproachable to supplement a renouned sedan as a second Kia car on a prolongation line.”

Representing an additional $100 million investment by Kia Motors in a $1 billion West Point facility, a projects underway during a plant include:

  • A second 5,400-ton send press is being commissioned in a stamping shop

  • Additional robots are being combined to a welding shop

  • The distance of a paint emporium is being increasing to accommodate a complexities concerned with producing a third model

  • The prolongation line is being extended within a existent comforts and new apparatus will be commissioned inside a ubiquitous public shop

  • The tyrannise coax is being stretched to well hoop a additional volume

  • More than 500 additional parking spaces are being combined in a organisation member parking area
  • About Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia

    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 360,000 vehicles annually from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.

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