In a little more than two years, South Korean automaker Kia has produced half a million cars at its plant in Georgia. This is quite an accomplishment for a carmaker that was little known in the U.S. just a handful of years ago.
The company is pleased with its quick growth. Talking about the accomplishment, Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO for Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc., said, “Building 500,000 vehicles in just over two years is quite a milestone for our first U.S. manufacturing plant to accomplish. The commitment from each one of our team members is a big reason we’ve been able to achieve 17 consecutive months of record sales. Their dedication to building world class, high quality vehicles is apparent in each vehicle we produce.”
The news is not just positive for the car maker, but also for the people of the Peach State with 3,000 of them working at the plant that manufactures the Optima sedan and Sorento CUV and good for car buyers across the nation, as the increased competition of Kia lowers prices and increases quality for all.
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