Constellium has announced the opening of a new plant in White, Georgia, dedicated to production of aluminium automotive structural components and crash management systems.

The 135,000 square feet facility is located to supply automakers in the southeast US and may be expanded to 220,000 sq ft to meet customers’ needs in future. Constellium expects to have 150 employees there by 2019.

Paul Warton, president of the supplier’s automotive structures & industry business unit said “Being closer to our customers’ assembly plants will allow us to better serve automakers in their mission to make vehicles lighter and safer and to respond to the industry’s growing demand for aluminium structural parts.”

“I would like to extend our gratitude to the state of Georgia, Bartow county, our local partners and employees for their strong support in establishing the plant,” added Eric Krepps, general manager of Constellium Automotive Structures North America.

Constellium booked EUR4.7bn of revenue in 2016.