A Japanese manufacturer of animal feed additives plans to invest $20 million to build its new Peachtree City plant, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal‘s office announced Feb. 8. 

Global Atlanta previously reported that Calpis America Inc. had submitted plans for a $15 million facility making a bacterial additive that helps animals better digest feed. The news release showed an increased level of investment and confirmed that the company would create 42 jobs in its first year. 

Calpis chose Georgia for access not only to the large U.S. meat production market, but also because of its strong logistics network, which will enable the company to move product throughout the Americas

Calpis was introduced to the state officials by Yumiko Nakazono, Georgia’s representative in Tokyo, during the SEUS-Japan conference in the Japanese capital in 2012. Nearly 40 years after creating an office in Tokyo, the state has about 370 Japanese companies employing more than 27,000 people. 

To learn more about Calpis, read: Japanese Manufacturer Plans Peachtree City Plant

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...