Kia celebrates 2 million vehicles produced in Georgia, USA
Kia is celebrating 2 million units produced at the plant in West Point, the US state of Georgia. To enter into the history of the factory is a white Sorento SXL.
With an investment of about 1.1 billion dollars (which led to the creation of 15,000 jobs, including suppliers, supporting the operations at the Hyundai plant in Montgomery, Alabama), Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia has started its production operations on 16 November 2009 and today it produces more than forty percent of all Kia vehicles sold in the United States.
The West Point plant, from where also comes the Optima midsize sedan, is in the top five among vehicle assembly plants in the U.S according to the latest study made by J.D. Power.
"Assembling two million vehicles in less than seven years is a remarkable achievement, and one that each of our team members can take a lot of pride in," said President and CEO of the plant Hyun-Jong Shin.
The ceremony was also attended by the Governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal. The West Point plant has an annual production capacity of about 360,000 units.