Japan-based Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd. will establish its North American headquarters at Georgia’s first eco-friendly park, creating 32 jobs.
“I’m thrilled that this state-of-the-art chemical company has chosen Georgia to establish its North American headquarters,” Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement. “We have a longstanding, mutually beneficial relationship with Japan, and our top-ranked business climate will continue to carry global companies such as Otsuka Chemical toward success.”
The project was first initiated during Deal’s mission to Asia in 2013. The Otsuka Chemical America, Inc. headquarters, located on a 35-acre site within The Lakes at Green Valley industrial park on Georgia Highway 16, will put the company geographically closer to its customers. The facility will manufacture titanate friction materials for automotive brake pads, an extension of the company’s existing chemical production businesses and one that it intends to expand in the United States.