Hyundai TRANSYS makes seats and transmissions.

Korean seat and transmission supplier Hyundai TRANSYS is adding another 150 jobs to Troup County, bringing its total investment to nearly a quarter-billion dollars within the last four months. 

The company announced in December it would invest $240 million in its local transmission facility, hiring 678 people at a 620,000-square-foot plant. 

It pledged this week to inject $9 million into a separate factory making seats and seating pads for vehicles made at Hyundai and Kia factories in Alabama and Georgia, respectively.

Hyundai TRANSYS was formed by a combination of Dymos and Powertech, both prior Hyundai subsidiaries with operations in West Georgia.

The combined company, which also makes axles, has global revenues of $7 billion. The expansion will bring the company’s total employment in Georgia to more than 1,890. 

“We are excited for the new opportunity ahead as we expand our presence in the West Point community,” Hyundai TRANSYS Georgia Seating System‘s President and CEO Sangkil Jung said in a news release. “We are proud of our partnership with the State of Georgia.”

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