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Korean Brake Manufacturer to Locate U.S. Headquarters in Henry County

Posted by Leah Brown on Mar 20, 2019 3:33:58 PM

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Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Sangsin Technology America, a leading global brake friction materials and replacement parts manufacturer, will create 200 jobs and invest $20 million in its first North American manufacturing facility in McDonough, Georgia. Governor 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 today to celebrate the news.

“I am excited that Sangsin Technology America chose to expand its North American footprint in Georgia,” said Governor Brian 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-square-foot of 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 Henry County.”

About Sangsin Brake

For more than 40 years, Sangsin Brake has diligently researched and developed brake pads, linings and other vehicle friction materials. With a focus on quality, Sangsin manufacturers original equipment and service parts for some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, premium global retailers and its own brands. www.sangsinusa.com

About the Henry County Development Authority

The Henry County Development Authority is the lead economic development agency for Henry County, Georgia. The Authority works to help retain local companies and to foster new relationships and opportunities with companies looking to relocate or grow their operations into Henry County. For more information, visit www.ChooseHenry.com.

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