Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Inalfa Roof Systems, a leading global provider of vehicle roof systems, will expand its recently completed 165,000-square-foot regional headquarters in southwest Cherokee County by an additional 45,000 square feet. The company will invest an additional $6 million and create 100 new jobs in addition to the 300 already announced in June 2013.
“With this significant expansion, it’s clear that Cherokee County is an ideal location for Inalfa Roof Systems,” said Deal. “In its relatively short time in Georgia, Inalfa Roof Systems has proven to be a true team player for economic development in the region. This expansion demonstrates the company’s confidence in our No. 1 business climate.”
The southwest Cherokee facility is strategically located off I-75 at Cherokee 75 Corporate Park, and is in close proximity to automotive manufacturers located throughout the Southeast. With this expansion, a new business unit will be added that vertically integrates a bi-processed injection molding operation to place black lining around the Inalfa sunroofs.
Inalfa Roof Systems recently received the State of Georgia Deal of the Year award for its partnership with the Cherokee County community.
Mary Ellen McClanahan, metro Atlanta project manager at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), and the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) assisted the company with the expansion.
“We're pleased our community provides Inalfa with a supportive business environment that allows it to achieve these successes,” said Cherokee County Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens.
“Inalfa is a great example of a company that's been able to make the most of all that Cherokee County has to offer,” said COED Chairman Marshall Day. “We recognize the importance of existing industry and will continue to be an advocate for them for years to come.”
“This expansion is a sure sign that companies who choose Georgia to locate to will grow within our state,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “In just a few short months, Inalfa Roof Systems has experienced success – this is a strong testimony to the high-quality workforce and pro-business resources that Georgia provides.”
The project is expected to be complete by September 2014.
About Inalfa Roof Systems
Inalfa Roof Systems is one of the world's biggest providers of vehicle roof systems. Inalfa designs, develops and manufactures sunroofs and open-roof systems for the automotive industry, such as BMW Group, Daimler, Chrysler Group, Ford, General Motors, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, Citroen, Chery, Geely, Hyundai Kia, Honda, Land Rover, Renault, Nissan and many others. Inalfa Roof Systems is a reliable engineering and assembly partner.
Inalfa Roof Systems has its headquarters in Venray, the Netherlands, and has a global footprint with facilities in Poland, Slovakia, USA, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, China and Japan.