The Dutch manufacturer of conveyance systems for factories, Ammeraal Beltech announced plans to invest $19 million to build a new factory in Buford in southern Hall County. The company plans to hire 83 employees for the new location.
For more than 70 years, Ammeraal Beltech has been making and selling their conveyance systems to sell to 150 countries across the world. The company is headquartered in Heerhugowaard in the Netherlands and is part of the Ammega Group. The new facility in Buford will join three other facilities for Ammeraal Beltech in the United States. The other locations are in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Construction on the new facility is expected to begin in the fall of this year. The company has already started hiring workers to staff the new factory.
“The lightweight belting industry is asking for innovation and faster delivery in a cost-effective manner. This investment will allow us to take what our industry considers great and make it normal. I am excited about this expansion as it is another way we demonstrate our commitment to supporting our customers and channel partners,” said Tom Doring, president of the Americas for Ammeraal Beltech in a recent company statement.
Hall County has become a hot spot for companies to relocate and build new facilities.
“We are excited to have Ammeraal Beltech join the community of global manufacturing companies in Hall County and Georgia,” Tim Evans, vice president of economic development for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, said in a news release issued by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “We will support their team as they grow their North American presence with this new location.”
Anyone interested in a possible career with Ammeraal Beltech can view their job openings here.