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Hyundai have announced that they have officially broken ground on the Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America, LLC’s new manufacturing plant at the Bryan County Mega site.  

The company said that the celebration included a morning groundbreaking on site, followed by a future technology expo at Enmarket Arena in Savannah. The company highlighted “advanced technology and extraordinary human achievement” with a wide array of exhibits for hundreds of attendees from the community in attendance. 

The $5.54 billion investment made by the company and its affiliate suppliers was announced five months ago and includes plans to produce a diverse range of innovative Hyundai, Genesis and Kia electric vehicles and a new battery facility. 

“With more Georgians working than ever before, record jobs and investment coming to all parts of our state, and award-winning workforce development programs and infrastructure, the Peach State’s economy is reaching new heights,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “Our partnership with Hyundai Motor Group and the groundbreaking of this innovative facility exemplifies that unprecedented success. With a long-term commitment to improving lives and livelihoods, we look forward to continuing this partnership and seeing its impact on both this community and our state as a whole.” 

The company has said that the facility will create more than 8100 jobs over the next few years and aims to establish a stable supply chain for EV batteries and other EV components in the U.S market. 

The factory is expected to begin production in the first half of 2025. 

“Hyundai and the people of Georgia share many qualities: respect for our histories, ingenuity, creativity, and determination to make the world better for the next generation,” said Hyundai Motor Group Executive Chair Euisun Chung. “Today, our EVs are recognised as the best in class, and with this partnership, we are determined to be the global leader in electrification, safety, quality, and sustainability. With the Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America, we will continue to evolve beyond an automaker to the world’s leading mobility solutions provider.” 

Approximately $1 billion will be invested by non-affiliated HMGMA suppliers in connection with the project in other locations.