Sangsin America to Build $20M Facility in McDonough

Thu April 04, 2019 - Southeast Edition #8
Georgia Department of Economic?Development

Gov. Brian Kemp (C) stops by Sangsin’s booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.
Gov. Brian Kemp (C) stops by Sangsin’s booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Gov. Brian P. Kemp recently announced Sangsin Technology America, a leading brake friction materials and replacement parts manufacturer, will create 200 jobs and invest $20 million in its first North American manufacturing facility in McDonough, Ga.

Kemp stopped by Sangsin's booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition (TMC 2019) at the Georgia World Congress Center to celebrate the news.

"I am excited that Sangsin Technology America chose to expand its North American footprint in Georgia," said Kemp. "More and more companies from across the globe are calling the Peach State home, and we are confident our state's longstanding relationship with Korea will continue to bring significant job and investment opportunities to our state."

Founded in 1975, Sangsin opened its doors as the Sangsin Chemical Industrial Company, focused exclusively on manufacturing brake friction products. Today, Sangsin manufactures friction products for both domestic and overseas companies in more than 90 countries and is now Korea's largest brake manufacturer.

"When deciding where to establish a factory to support the growing U.S. commercial vehicle market, Georgia was the clear-cut winner," said Sangsin Chairman Hyoil Kim. "Sangsin Technology America is proud to be a part of the state of Georgia."

This new 220,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Henry County will house the company's first U.S. manufacturing operation as the company expands into the heavy duty brake systems industry in the North American market.

"Henry County welcomes Sangsin Technology America to our community," said June Wood, chair of the Henry County Board of Commissioners. "The company's decision to choose Henry County for its first U.S. manufacturing operation is indicative of our ongoing commitment to be a global destination for business."

Sangsin Technology America will serve as a magnet for suppliers that produce heavy duty brake systems through the North America Brake Industry (HDNABI) company headquartered in Norcross, Ga. HDNABI is a privately held, North American-based supplier of undercarriage systems to the heavy-duty trucking industry, including truck, trailer and bus vehicle segments for both the OEM production and related aftermarkets.

"We are proud that Sangsin Technology America calls Henry County home," said Pierre Clements, chair of the Henry County Development Authority. "We have purposely worked to attract more manufacturing and international companies that can leverage our strategic location and skilled workforce to accomplish their business objectives."

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Senior Project Manager Yoonie Kim represented the Global Commerce Division in partnership with the Henry County Economic Development Authority, Quick Start and Georgia Power.

"It's a testament to Georgia's strong manufacturing network when cutting-edge companies such as Sangsin Technology America choose Georgia to locate their new North American facility," said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "I am confident that Sangsin will find success in Henry County."

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