Spanish Supplier to Open First U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Augusta
Acoustics and Insulation Techniques, a Spain-based audio insulation supplier to the auto and construction industries, will create 45 jobs and invest $12 million in a new manufacturing facility in Augusta, according to a report from Area Development.
The new facility will be the company’s first in the U.S.; AIT is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. Their products are used in vehicles manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volvo. Production is slated to begin in July 2019, in the 298,000-square-foot facility previously occupied by Club Car, near the corner of Tobacco Road and Mike Padgett Highway.
AIT specializes in the development, production and sale of audio insulation.
“We chose to locate AIT in Augusta for a number of reasons, including proximity to our customers and potential markets as well as accessibility through the airport, the Port of Savannah and the state’s highway network,” said Antonio Pomés, CEO of AIT Group and president of AIT Group USA Inc.
AIT’s 15-year lease includes an option to expand by an additional 75,000 square feet.
“It’s a great day in Georgia when we can announce an international company has chosen to locate its North American headquarters here,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “I am excited to welcome Acoustics & Insulation Techniques to Augusta. Congratulations to Richmond County and all of our economic development partners who were involved in this fantastic project.”
“The Augusta Economic Development Authority works hard to bring quality jobs to the Augusta area,” said Development Authority Chairman Steven Kendrick. “AIT is another example of advanced manufacturing jobs that will benefit Augusta and Richmond County for many years to come.”