DALTON, GA—German auto parts manufacturer GEDIA Automotive Group will invest $85 million to build a new assembly plant here, creating 200 jobs. The facility will produce parts for electric vehicles.

GEDIA supplies lightweight parts to Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and other automakers around the world. The Georgia plant will be the company’s second in the United States, joining a plant in Michigan.

“This project is an essential step into the future for GEDIA,” says Markus Schaumburg, co-CEO of GEDIA Automotive. “Moving closer to OEMs allows us to serve the American market even better.”

The new plant is expected to begin operations during the third quarter of 2021.