Korean automaker opens first US plant in Braselton | New

Duckyang, an electric mobility parts supplier of automotive battery modules and energy storage systems to SK Battery America (SKBA), will invest $ 10 million in opening its first manufacturing facility in the United States in Jackson County. The new facility will create 285 jobs in Braselton.

“It’s great to see Duckyang creating advanced, well-paying auto manufacturing jobs for Georgian workers in Jackson County,” Gov. Brian Kemp said in his May 20 announcement. number one in business for eight years, so i am confident Duckyang will find long term success in georgia. “

Based in Ulsan, Korea, Duckyang supplies cockpit modules to customers around the world including Hyundai, Kia, Renault Samsung Motors, Genesis and Mobis. Cockpit Modules are integrated auto parts made up of over 130 subcomponents found near the driver’s seat of a vehicle. By opening a plant in Georgia, Duckyang will be able to better serve many of its automotive customers in the region.

“By entering the US electric vehicle battery market with SKBA, we will have the opportunity to cooperate with many other automotive companies, including Hyundai and Kia Motors, which already have a manufacturing base in the United States,” said said Dong-in Son, CEO of Duckyang Ind. Co. Ltd. “We are expected to have business expansion opportunities to supply not only electric vehicle parts but also interior parts, including the cockpit module, door trim panel module and other leading parts to global automakers based in the United States. “

Duckyang’s new 230,000 square foot facility will be located at 984 Broadway Avenue in Braselton. The company will recruit for positions in production, maintenance, logistics and warehouse management. Those interested in a career with Duckyang are encouraged to contact mgkim@dyauto.kr for more information.

“The City of Braselton looks forward to welcoming Duckyang to our community and is delighted to see a new manufacturing facility located in our city,” said Jennifer Scott, City Manager for the City of Braselton.

“As the auto industry continues to move towards electric, big companies like Duckyang are helping Jackson County and the State of Georgia carve out a place in the future of the industry,” John said. Scott, director of economic development for the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. “We are very happy to welcome Duckyang to our community!”

Korean Investment Director Yoonie Kim represented the Global Trade Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) on this project in partnership with the Jackson County Industrial Development Authority, Georgia Quick Start and Georgia EMC.

“In Georgia, we are focused on growing the entire electric mobility supply chain,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Our strong relationships with SK Battery America and other Korean companies, such as Duckyang, help us do just that. It’s also a great example of how we help our businesses bring their suppliers into the state to ensure their local supply of needed parts. I appreciate our Jackson County partners for supporting these projects and look forward to seeing the new opportunities this will create locally and for the entire mobility industry in the United States.

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