GF Casting Solutions to Invest $184 Million in Augusta, Creating 350 Jobs

GF Casting Solutions to Invest $184 Million in Augusta, Creating 350 Jobs

Governor Brian P. Kemp has announced that GF Casting Solutions AG (GF Casting Solutions), a division of Georg Fischer AG, Schaffhausen (Switzerland), will invest over $184 million in a new manufacturing facility in Augusta, creating 350 new job opportunities for Richmond County.

“Georgia is proud to carry the title of the No. 1 state for business to companies across the globe, bringing opportunities to communities in every corner of the state,” stated Governor Brian Kemp. “Having met the great team at GF Casting Solutions during our recent mission to Switzerland, we could not be more excited to welcome them to the Peach State. Congratulations to Augusta and Richmond County for securing these jobs of the future for Georgians.”

GF Casting Solutions specializes in producing lightweight components for various industries including mobility and energy. Carlos Vasto, President of GF Casting Solutions, expressed excitement about the investment, stating, “Building a High Pressure Die Casting Facility is a very long-term investment. The new facility will complete our footprint to become truly global in the e-mobility market. We are looking forward to bringing leading technology to the US and to creating advanced manufacturing jobs for several generations in Georgia. The location is ideal for addressing the thriving automotive industry in the region.”

“I am truly excited to see the second, large European investment in the Augusta Corporate Park,” said Mayor Garnett Johnson. “The City and the Development Authority have worked to make this a premier industrial park in the Southeast United States with our investment in water, sewer, roads, and growing our workforce. We truly appreciate the partners we have and look forward to a long and prosperous location by GF over the coming years.”

Assistant Director of Statewide Projects Virginia Sengewald and Project Manager Caroline Knowles represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this competitive project in partnership with the Augusta Economic Development Authority, Georgia Power, State of Georgia Europe Office, and Georgia Quick Start.

“GF Casting Solutions is one of many fantastic companies we have worked with through our connections in Europe, facilitated by our physical presence with the State of Georgia’s Europe Office,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “European companies demonstrate a wealth of business experience, going back centuries in the case of GF, combined with an intentional focus on innovation that is driving the market forward. Congratulations to Augusta and Richmond County, our partners, and GF Casting Solutions for this exciting opportunity!”

This investment underscores Georgia’s commitment to fostering innovation and attracting global businesses in emerging industries like e-mobility and clean energy. Since 2018, the state has seen significant growth in job creation and investment in these sectors, solidifying its position as a leader in the evolving mobility and energy landscape.

GF Casting Solutions will hire for roles in manufacturing and automation over the next few years. Jobs will be posted as they become available, and interested individuals can learn more about careers with GF at www.georgfischer.com/en/career.html.

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