Monroe, GA-based Hitachi Automotive Systems America will invest $80 million and add 250 jobs to its already existing workforce of 375.
Governor Nathan Deal made the announcement at the company’s facility in Walton County. According to a press release from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, “Yet another prominent, innovative international company has made a commitment to grow in Georgia,” said Deal. “Walton County and its workforce deserve a lot of credit for providing a progressive business-friendly, work-ready environment that invites existing industries to keep investing there.”
The facility, formerly Unisia of Georgia Corp., was established in Monroe in 1996 as a fully owned subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd. Deal met with top executives of the parent company during his business mission to Japan in 2012.
“In order to expand our operations, we have to remain competitive with our sister plants around world and other competitors,” said vice president of operations for Hitachi Automotive Systems America Yoshitaka Mizokawa.
“We’ve been able to bring additional business to Georgia because of a strong workforce, and based on our past history, a strong relationship with Walton County and the local community,” said director of finance for Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Michael Schoon.
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