Automotive parts manufacturer invests $35 million to build new Georgia facility

Sept. 11, 2023
The new plant will produce automotive seat structures, and operation is expected to begin in 2024.

DAS Corp. has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Metter, Georgia. The automotive parts company will invest $35 million into the project, generating 300 new jobs for the surrounding area. DAS, a supplier for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and Hyundai Motor Group, manufactures seating systems, safety seating components, and seating structures. The new plant will produce automotive seat structures, and operation is expected to begin in 2024.

In a recent quote, Sean Kim, Chief Operating Officer at DAS, said, “The strategic location near prominent cities like Savannah and Macon, facilitating convenient access, played a pivotal role in our decision-making process. 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.”

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