South Korean Auto Supplier Investing $5M In Alabama Expansion

Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems will expand its industrial operation in Selma’s Craig Industrial Park, creating 60 jobs in Dallas County.

Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems, a Tier 1 supplier to Alabama’s Hyundai assembly plant, will invest more than $5 million to expand its industrial operation in Dallas County, AL. Seoyon E-Hwa will add 60 jobs to its current workforce of 436 in Selma, making the company one of the county’s largest employers.

Selma, Dallas County, AL
Hyundai Montgomery assembly plant boasts a large network of suppliers in Alabama, including Seoyon E-Hwa in Selma. (Image: Hyundai)

“We’re excited that they’re here, and we’re excited that they’ve grown from 125 jobs in 2005 to currently 436,” said Wayne Vardaman, executive director of the Selma & Dallas County Economic Development Authority.

Vardaman said he expects Seoyon E-Hwa’s expansion project to get under way in April, with a potential completion by the end of September. The company’s total investment will be $5.14 million.

Seoyon E-Hwa’s facility at Selma’s Craig Industrial Park produces several molded plastic interior trim parts for vehicles assembled at the massive Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) plant in Montgomery. This expansion is in conjunction with new vehicle production beginning later this year at HMMA’s plant.

Based in South Korea, Seoyon E-Hwa’s roots date to the early 1970s and the beginning of that nation’s auto industry. Today, the company has plants around the world and serves automakers including Kia, Volkswagen, Ford and Nissan.

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