Haso creates 170 factory jobs in Peachtree Corners
Haso USA Inc., a Tokyo-based manufacturer of personal use cleaning products, will create 170 jobs and invest $7 million in in a new location in Peachtree Corners, according to a recent news release from the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDED).
The company will lease a 100,000-square-foot building located at 2850 Northwoods Parkway. The 170 jobs will be in the areas of manufacturing and distribution. The facility will manufacture personal wet wipes, including baby wipes, flushable wipes and disinfecting wipes, as well as wet and dry mopping wipes and fluff dusting products.
Haso Ltd., the parent company of Haso USA Inc., has a large share of products in its domestic market that are distributed under a private label at Japanese super markets, convenience stores, home centers and drug store chains. Haso Ltd. also is a contract manufacturer for leading consumer product companies such as Proctor and Gamble and S.C. Johnson.
“In terms of choosing a location for our U.S. production facility, a large part of our decision to move to metro Atlanta was based on the relationships we developed,” said Haso USA Inc. President Yuji Sogawa. “Yumiko Nakazono and Joseph Huntemann at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with Troels Adrian at Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, teamed together to help us realize the benefits of locating our facility to Gwinnett County. It made perfect sense for us to begin our U.S. operations here.”
The economic development team in Gwinnett County and the GDED provided key contacts and assisted Haso USA, Inc. in identifying suppliers, logistics companies, accounting firms and employees.