Where Are Kia Cars Made? 7 Facts About The Kia Plant In Georgia

A question we get a lot at the dealership is, "where are Kia cars made?" The origin of the company is in South Korea. However, some Kia models are made right here in the U.S.

The Kia Georgia assembly plant is located in West Point, GA. It's the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, Korea.

Many of you, our local customers, find value and pride in purchasing a car that's made in the USA. We've put together this list of seven interesting facts about the Kia Georgia plant that we know you'll appreciate!

Fact #1: The West Point, Georgia Facility is the Only Plant in the U.S.

The West Point, Georgia facility is the only Kia manufacturing plant in the United States and the only automaker in Georgia.

More than 90 percent of the vehicles assembled in West Point are destined for dealerships across America, accounting for almost 40 percent of all Kia sales in the U.S.

Fact #2: The Kia Georgia plant covers 2,200 acres!

The plant covers 2,200 acres with a total investment of $1.8 Billion.

Beginning in 2006, Kia made one of the most significant single foreign investments in the history of Georgia by establishing a state-of-the-art production facility in West Point.

Since then, Kia Georgia and its suppliers have helped create more than 14,000 jobs and produced more than 2.7 million vehicles.

Fact #3: Kia Georgia makes three Kia models.

This plant currently produces 340,000 vehicles a year, operating 3 shifts a day, 24 hours a day.

They manufacture three models, including the Telluride CUV, Sorento CUV and the K5 midsize sedan.

Fact #4: Kia vehicles made at this plant ship all over the world.

The Kia Georgia-made vehicles ship to sales markets around the globe, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Middle East, and Pacific nations.

Fact #5: The Kia Georgia Training Center is a vital part of their growth.

The Kia Georgia Training Center is jointly operated by Kia Georgia and Georgia QuickStart. It houses robotics, welding, electronics labs, classrooms, and equipment for training state-of-the-art programmable logic controllers.

This training center was a crucial part of Kia Georgia's growth to more than 2,700 team members and provided world-class training to the Kia Georgia team.

Fact #6: The safety of Kia Georgia's team members is a top priority.

Kia Georgia is committed to establishing systems to support safe work performance by creating a work environment where health and safety first is everyone's responsibility.

Working safely is a personal and business responsibility each and every day of all Team Members. Evaluating work hazards and risks to identify objectives, programs, and controls effectively prevent injuries.

Kia Georgia and every Team Member are committed to preventing injury and ill health through the continual improvement of the health and safety management system.

Fact #7: At Kia Georgia, they strive to enhance both economic value and sustainability.

At Kia Georgia, they have committed to the following:

  • Compliance with applicable legal and other requirements.
  • Continual improvement of environmental programs and performance.
  • Pollution prevention, waste minimization, and resource conservation — reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Reduction of environmental impacts.

As part of our social responsibility to our neighbors, they have established and continuously maintained a cost-effective Environmental Management System.

Kia Georgia's goal is to be the best and most innovative automotive company globally, driven by the belief that Customer Satisfaction is Rooted in Quality. This is made possible by a team of individuals, each identified as the best of the best.

At Garvey Kia, our mission is to offer you a personalized, professional, and exceptional sales and service experience. We will deliver with honesty and integrity, well beyond your expectations, because we appreciate your business.

The entire Garvey Kia team is fully committed to your complete satisfaction in every area of our Kia dealership, from our new and used car salespeople and managers to our service and parts advisors. We're confident that you'll find your visit to Garvey Kia a positive one.

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