Korean Automotive Supplier Boogook Industries to Redevelop Existing Building in Macon, Georgia
Project Will Be First Facility for Company in the United States, Strengthens Automotive Industry Presence in Middle Georgia
MACON, Ga. (June 28, 2023)— Boogook Georgia, LLC, a Korean automotive supplier specializing in fluid-carrying systems for vehicles announced today that it will launch its first location in the United States in Macon, Ga. The company will redevelop an existing building location within the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority (MBCIA) Industrial Park located at 2600 Weaver Road. Boogook Georgia has shared its plans for $300,000 in leasehold improvements at the former B&W property as well as a total capital investment of $6.8 million to support its operation.
“Our leadership recognized the unique opportunity to support our Korean automotive manufacturing partners more locally,” said Joong Suk Oh, Chief Executive Officer of Boogook Georgia, LLC. “Expanding operations to Macon will be a driving force for our ability to serve the Southeast U.S., and we look forward to a successful partnership with the MBCIA.”
The decision to bring Boogook Georgia to Macon was driven, in part, by the proximity of the area to Hyundai Motor’s $5.5 billion Metaplant America in Savannah and Kia’s West Point manufacturing facility. Playing a pivotal role in increasing productivity and overcoming obstacles caused by supply chain limitations, the location at 2600 Weaver Road offers an ideal advantage with quick highway access via I-16, conveniently located less than two miles from the company’s new site. This strategic positioning ensures seamless connectivity to key transportation routes, further enhancing the company’s ability to serve its customers effectively with improved access to critical parts.
“Our location in the state of Georgia and easy access to interstates and highways makes us a prime location for industries looking to move their products quickly and efficiently,” says Macon-BibbCounty Mayor Lester M. Miller. “I want to thank the Industrial Authority for their ongoing efforts, and to welcome Boogook Georgia as the newest member of Team Macon-Bibb.”
Boogook Georgia will create 80 full-time jobs when it opens in 2024 with more jobs expected on the horizon. These employment opportunities will bring the local community professional jobs in the automotive sector across management, manufacturing, assembly, quality and assurance, and delivery functions.
“The decision by Boogook to locate to Macon reinforces the importance and value of growing our automotive industry partners in the region,” said Stephen Adams, Executive Director of the MBCIA. “Middle Georgia is an extremely attractive and competitive area for these companies, and we’re excited to see how this industry becomes a key player in our future economic and job growth.”
Boogook Georgia, LLC is a subsidiary of Boogook Industries CO., LTD, headquartered in Ulsan, South Korea. The company is a global leader in the automotive tube industry, specializing in automotive parts and materials that carry fluids within vehicle systems. The parent company supplies high-quality products and services to major global automobile manufacturers, including Hyundai Motor Corp., Kia Motor Corp., and others.
About Boogook Industries
Boogook Georgia, LLC, is a subsidiary of Boogook Industries CO., LTD, headquartered in Ulsan, South Korea—a global automotive part manufacturer specialized in fluid-carrying systems in vehicles. Boogook Industries has supplied its products and services to customers including Hyundai Motor Corp., Kia Motor Corp., and other major global automobile manufacturers as a TIER-1 supplier since its foundation in 1987.
Specializing in tube manufacturing and processing, the company’s major products are brake, fuel, steering, intake and exhaust lines, such as brake tubes, fuel tubes, power steering tubes, vacuum tubes, and battery coolant lines for electric vehicles.
Boogook Industries is IATF 16949 : 2016 / ISO 45001 : 2018 / ISO 22301 : 2013 / ISO 22301 : 2012 certified, and production facilities are located globally: 2 plants in Korea, 2 plants in China, 1 plant in India, 1 plant in Vietnam, and 1 plant in Georgia, United States. The company achieved a global annual sales revenue of 106 million USD in 2018. All Boogook Industries employees are dedicated in technology development and quality management to expand our business.
About Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority
The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority works with stakeholders on the local, state, and national levels to attract new business investment to Macon-Bibb County. The Authority and strategic community partners create a business-friendly climate that results in an increased tax base for the county. Catalyzing job growth and strengthening corporate infrastructure at its various industrial parks are vital elements to its longstanding, successful economic development record. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.mbcia.com or follow us on social @mbciauthority.