Automotive Supplier Grudem to Bring 65 Jobs with Over $5M Investment in Manufacturing Facility

June 1, 2023

The Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission today announced that GRUDEM, a TIER1 and TIER2 OEM supplier that specializes in honeycomb material primarily used in the automotive industry, is expanding to its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Albany, GA this summer. The company expects to create 65 new jobs and invest over $5 million in Dougherty County. 

“We are excited to welcome Grudem to Albany and are thankful that they selected our community for their U.S. operations,” said Chris Hatcher, Chairman of the ADEDC. “Albany is an excellent location for companies that supply the growing automotive industry in the southeast, and we look forward to helping Grudem grow its American footprint.”

The new facility will have thermoforming and carpet wrapping presses to supply substrate, semifinished, or fully finished parts.

“Our focus is on load floors and parcel shelves for the automotive industry based on sandwich polyurethane composite technology. This process results in lightweight parts with excellent mechanical properties, manufactured with different geometries, thicknesses, and coatings,” said Francisco Rodríguez Franco, Commercial Automotive Engineer.

“This win speaks volumes about our proximity to the automotive industry and our business-friendly community,” said Jana Dyke, President & CEO of the ADEDC.


GRUDEM is a Tier one and two OEM supplier, with this investment marking their first facility in America after being headquartered in Segovia, Spain, for the past 25 years. The well-established pioneering company manufactures automotive components for Range Rovers, Maseratis, and other luxury vehicles.