(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA)  Gov. Nathan Deal, Partnership Gwinnett, Gwinnett County and a host of partners today announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford facility over the next five years. The newly created jobs will include positions in manufacturing.

“Georgia offers automotive industry suppliers such as Carcoustics the resources necessary to compete worldwide,” said Deal. “By choosing Georgia, Carcoustics will enjoy the benefits of a well-trained workforce, a thriving automotive industry, and the nation’s top business environment. I am also encouraged to see yet another German company locate here in Georgia, as our efforts to build international relationships continue to yield positive results. I welcome Carcoustics to Georgia’s growing community of auto industry suppliers and wish them great success here.”

The new 130-square-foot manufacturing facility, located at 4620 Thompson Mill Road, will house the manufacturing of solution-oriented acoustic and thermally effective components for the automotive industry.

“We are very happy to have found the location for our new plant in the South of U.S. here in Georgia. We have a great international transport connection here and are logistically well located between BMW in South Carolina and Mercedes in Alabama,” said Stefan Vallentin, project manager at Carcoustics. “There are many more potential customers such as Automotive Tier I/ Tier II, Volkswagen, Mercedes Vans and Volvo and Asian OEMs like Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Kia and Hyundai. This offers us new possibilities regarding the Carcoustics growth strategy, especially in the U.S.”



“We are excited about the continued economic development opportunities that are arising in Gwinnett County,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Carcoustics is joining a growing number of German automotive manufacturers who have found a home in Georgia, and we look forward to supporting their future growth.”

The international Carcoustics Group model brings together a central research center and a manufacturing structure that provides proximity to major markets, allowing the company to quickly make new products available worldwide.

“We are proud to welcome such a noteworthy company as Carcoustics to Gwinnett County,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chair Charlotte Nash. “They are joining a strong and growing base of international companies who have found Gwinnett to have the ideal mix of talent, resources, and location. We look forward to Carcoustics’ continued success and growth in our community.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Director of International Investment Nico Wijnberg represented the Global Commerce division in partnership with Partnership Gwinnett, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Power and Georgia Quick Start.

“This is a great win for the City of Buford and we are excited to welcome Carcoustics as one of our newest businesses,” said Bryan Kerlin, Buford City Manager. “We are confident that they will find the support and resources in our community that are necessary to remain competitive in the U.S. and around the world.”

“We are excited that global innovation leader Carcoustics has chosen to locate in Gwinnett County,” said Deven Cason, project manager with Partnership Gwinnett. “The new Buford facility is in the ideal location to serve their rapidly growing customer base all over the world. Carsoustics will join almost 100 other German companies operating in Gwinnett, along with 500 internationally owned and operated firms making Gwinnett a leader in International Business.”