Quality Magazine

Kia Motors Opens First U.S. Plant in West Point, Georgia

February 26, 2010

WEST POINT, GA - Officials from Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) Inc. were joined by dignitaries from the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, the state of Georgia, local city and county officials to celebrate the official grand opening of Kia's first-ever U.S. automobile manufacturing plant in West Point, GA, capable of producing 300,000 cars annually for the North American and global markets.

Representing a $1 billion investment by Kia Motors Corp., the sprawling, new 2.2 million-square-foot automobile manufacturing plant is situated on more than 2,200 acres of land. KMMG consists of four main shops: stamping, welding, paint and assembly. The site also includes a transmission shop, module shop and a two-mile test track where every vehicle produced by KMMG will be thoroughly tested.

KMMG's general assembly area is outfitted with more than a half mile of height-adjustable conveyors to achieve the most favorable installation position for each team member and reduce physical fatigue. It is outfitted with wood flooring, which provides a more comfortable and forgiving work environment for team members. For more information, visit www.kmmgusa.com.