KIRCHHOFF Automotive, a German-based international automotive supplier, is investing $15 million in opening an assembly facility in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The new development in Lawrenceville will create 73 jobs.
KIRCHHOFF Automotive is a family-owned company that manufactures complex auto body components at 26 facilities across 11 countries. BMW and Mercedes-Benz — both of whom have locations near the new facility — are among KIRCHHOFF’s clients. Among the products KIRCHHOFF supplies are metal and hybrid structures, crash management systems, chassis applications and cross car beams.
“A Georgia location will increase our opportunities to provide world-class service to our customers in the southeastern United States,” said KIRCHHOFF Automotive Global Chief Operating Officer Stefan Leitzgen. “We appreciate the support provided by the State of Georgia as we establish our sixth U.S. facility and look forward to working with state and local resources to build a successful operation.”
The new 101,000-square-foot assembly facility will be used for final assembly of metal body parts coming from other U.S. plants.
“KIRCHHOFF Automotive choosing to open their assembly facility in Georgia is yet another example of Georgia’s robust automotive industry and our investment in workforce training programs delivering solid manufacturing jobs and opportunities to hardworking Georgians,” said Gov. Brian Kemp.
Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson met with KIRCHHOFF Automotive in December 2019 during an economic development mission in Europe. “In addition to our many tangible assets, KIRCHHOFF Automotive choosing to establish their assembly facility in Gwinnett is another example of the ways our local and international partnerships translate into jobs and opportunities for Georgians,” said Wilson.
KIRCHHOFF Automotive is the largest business unit within KIRCHHOFF Group. In addition to this just announced location in Georgia, KIRCHHOFF Automotive has locations within the United States in Manchester, Tennessee; Waverly, Ohio; Troy and Lansing, Michigan; and Dallas, Texas.