Thursday, August 26, 2010

German-based Plastics Manufacturer Locates Plant in Elberton

Moeller Tech to create 75 jobs, invest $9.75 million
Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that Bielefeld, Germany-based plastics manufacturer Moeller Tech will locate a manufacturing plant in Elberton. The project is expected to create 75 direct jobs, and represents a $9.75 million investment.

“Georgia has a vibrant advanced manufacturing industry that is aided by our strategic assets like QuickStart,” said Governor Perdue. “Our talented workforce, transportation network and location make our state an ideal home to growing advanced manufacturing companies.”

A division of the Möller Group, Moeller Tech produces injection molded plastic parts for the automotive industry. The company’s Elberton plant will manufacture plastic injection molding for BMW. In addition to BMW, Moeller Tech’s primary customers include Volkswagen, Mercedes, Toyota and Honda.

“It has been an exciting time for MollerTech to find a home and set up a new plant in a Southern state to supply our automotive customers. We looked across different states and were very pleased to settle in Elberton,” said Moeller Tech CEO Wolfgang Bruns. “We found that the plant, together with the attitude and commitment from the local community and Development Authority was second to none, and we look forward to a long, healthy and prosperous future together.”

Elbert County was certified as one of Georgia’s Certified Work Ready Communities of Excellence in December 2009. This community is home to a highly-skilled pool of talent for operations such as the Moeller Tech manufacturing operation, which will facilitate the company’s efforts to staff its local workforce. The Georgia Work Ready program works with counties throughout Georgia to ensure that the state’s workforce remains a primary competitive advantage. Moeller Tech will locate in an existing 130,000-square-foot Elberton facility already outfitted for plastics manufacturing.

“We are excited Moeller Tech chose Elbert County for its manufacturing plant, and look forward to welcoming the company to our corporate community,” said Jackson McConnell, chairman of the Development Authority of Elbert County. “This project represents the successful collaboration between the state, county, city and company representatives to secure this location. I look forward to the positive economic impact Moeller Tech will bring to our county and this region.”

Georgia’s nationally recognized Quick Start workforce training program will assist Moeller Tech’s manufacturing operation in preparing new hires for work at the Elberton facility. Quick Start provides customized workforce training free-of-charge as an incentive for companies to create new jobs in Georgia.

Georgia Department of Economic Development senior project manager Chip Mitchell assisted the company with this location.

About The Möller Group
The Möller Group is a privately owned company now in its eighth generation of family management. Its success is based on the Group’s global orientation and innovative technological know-how. The Möller Group’s core expertise lies in the areas of plastics technology and the manufacture of flexible products.

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