In the 1970s, Gwinnett County established a development office in Japan in an effort to create a mutually-beneficial partnership between the two entities. Forty years later, nearly 15% of all internationally-owned business in Gwinnett County are based or were created in Japan (70 total Japanese companies) that account for almost 3,000 jobs.
The partnership is still providing benefit today, as three new Japanese companies have decided to put their North American operations in Gwinnett County. HAMACO Industries Corporation, which produces materials handling equipment like hydraulic lifts, and Idaka America Inc., which is involved in iron and steel processing, will put their operations in Gwinnett Corporate Center. Okaya USA Inc.. which is involved with automotive parts distribution, has leased space at 3675 Crestwood Pkwy, Suite 230. The amount of jobs each of these companies will create in Gwinnett has yet to be announced.Share