July 2, 2011
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA) will be relocating its corporate headquarters to Norcross in Gwinnett County, Ga. For the past 15 years Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. has been based out of the Elk Grove Village, Ill.. The HCEA facility is located at 6100 Atlantic Blvd. in Norcross, and expects to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2011.
HCEA’s Norcross operations will house the company’s headquarters and warehouse, and have office space for the company’s finance, sales, remanufacturing and service operations for both the construction equipment and forklift product lines. HCEA will maintain a secondary Parts and Service depot at its current location in Elk Grove Village. This location will house additional parts for both the Construction Equipment and Forklift lines, as well as Technical Service and Parts Staff.
As a key business hub in Georgia, Norcross was selected as the site of HCEA’s headquarters and warehouse facility due in large part to the community’s access to major highways and other logistics benefits, proximity to the company’s customers’ distribution operations, and an extensive pipeline of talent for this industry.
“I want to thank Gov. Deal and all those involved in the process that made our decision to move to Georgia an easy one,” said John Lim, president of Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc., in a written press statement. “Given that this is the headquarters of the Americas, we needed a location that was strategically located not only for access to markets in the Southeastern United States but South and Central America as well. Georgia, Gwinnett County and the City of Norcross will be ideal as we grow our business for the future.”
With the relocation of HCEA headquarters and warehouse facilities to Norcross in Gwinnett County, GA, the project will create approximately 100 jobs over five years, and generate more than a $10 million investment in the community.
Georgia Governor Deal expressed his gratitude and optimism for HCEA’s decision to relocate to Norcross and said, “Hyundai Construction Equipment has a global reputation as a leader in providing its customers with innovative, high-quality equipment that serves all facets of the construction industry. I am glad that Georgia’s strategic resources create opportunities for our state to attract well-known international companies like HCE, and help to broaden our presence in the global business community. It is my honor to welcome HCE to Georgia, and I look forward to the company’s continued growth in our state.”
HCE operates under its Ulsan, South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. parent company. The company was formed in 1991 to focus on the needs of Hyundai’s construction equipment market. HCE offers more than 18 different models of excavators, four models of forestry machines, and six wheel loaders.