YANMAR America to Develop Georgia Facility

The company has purchased 50 acres of land in Acworth, Ga., and invested $20 million in order to develop a new training and customer experience facility.

by Evelina Croitoru

Aerial-view rendering of the new training and customer experience facility in Acworth, Ga.

Aerial-view rendering of the new training and customer experience facility in Acworth, Ga.

AtlantaYANMAR America, a global manufacturer of advanced performance diesel engines, equipment and gas engine-based energy systems, has announced the development of a training and customer experience facility in Acworth,Ga. The company has invested $20 million and acquired more than 50 acres of land for the facility that is slated for completion in August 2017.

“Cherokee County was a desirable location for our new facility for many reasons. The area itself offers natural beauty, and the Cherokee County officials were very welcoming and share our vision for promoting sustainability and agriculture. The site’s proximity to our current headquarters in Adairsville and the Atlanta airport is also ideal for bringing in our customers from all over the globe,” YANMAR America President Tim Fernandez said in prepared remarks.

Located at the corner of Highway 92 and Old Alabama Road within the 75 Corridor, the roughly 50,000-square-foot facility will feature classrooms with dedicated space for each product line of the company, an auditorium, museum, gift shop, office and meeting space, among others. In addition, outdoor amenities will include a customer experience area for product demonstrations.

“We want to better equip our customers to make them successful in their businesses and with the YANMAR product. This new facility will allow us to offer proper training for all aspects of our business, while also providing premium experiences through partnerships with the local communities and industry partners such as farmer’s markets, civic group meetings and consumer educational opportunities,” added Fernandez.

Kennesaw, Ga.-based Croft Architects Engineers will design and engineer the new facility. Gainesville, Ga.-based Carroll Daniel Construction will serve as general contractor.

Rendering courtesy of YANMAR