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Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Semperit Industrial Products, an international provider of highly specialized rubber products for customers within the industrial and medical sectors, will expand its presence in Georgia. With the opening of the company’s new Americas headquarters and manufacturing facility in Coweta County, Semperit will have the ability to better serve its customers across both North and South America. The investment volume totals $9 million, and the company plans to create 70 jobs in Newnan, Georgia.

“Once again, our pro-business environment and reputation for being a logistics powerhouse have helped the state secure solid manufacturing jobs for hardworking Georgians,” said Governor Kemp. “I am thankful to Semperit for continuing to invest in Georgia, and I look forward to seeing the opportunities this creates across Coweta County.”

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Headquartered in Vienna, Austria (Europe), Semperit has been manufacturing conveyor belts, hydraulic and industrial rubber hoses, escalator handrails, extruded parts for the construction industry, and many other related technologies for customers and industry sectors across the world for nearly 200 years. Semperit currently has a distribution center and warehouse in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

“We are ecstatic about the new Americas headquarters and manufacturing facility and look forward to producing our industrial rubber products for various industries and customers across North and South America,” said Irene Coughlin, Semperit Managing Director for the Americas.

Expected to open in November, Semperit will operate in an existing 150,000-square-foot facility at Coweta Industrial Park, located at 755 Coweta Industrial Parkway in Newnan. Coweta Industrial Park is one of the state’s prime “Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development” (GRAD) certified sites. Semperit will be hiring for careers in production, distribution, sales, professional, and customer service. Individuals interested in opportunities with the company are encouraged to visit semperitgroup.com for additional information.

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“We are thrilled that Semperit chose Coweta County as its Americas headquarters,” said Coweta County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Blackburn. “Coweta County continues to grow as a hub for industrial facilities and health care organizations. Our access to Interstate 85 and close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, coupled with our small-town feel and thriving business community, makes Coweta a perfect location. We look forward to welcoming Semperit employees and their families into our community.”