International Business

The World Comes Here

47 international businesses representing countries from Japan, France, Germany, the UK, Brazil and Canada call Cherokee County home. With Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport just a 45-minute drive from the heart of Cherokee County, access to two regional airports that can accommodate private jets, and transportation infrastructure, international businesses thrive in Cherokee County.

International Companies

Country Company Product
Austria Oismueller & Partner, Inc. Skincare Distribution
Austria Universal Alloy Corporation Aluminum Extrusions
Brazil Pilgrim’s Pride Corp Food Products: Chicken, processed, cutting, and packing
Canada Brunette Industries, Inc. Forest Products Machinery
Canada Enablence Systems, Inc. Prepackaged Software Services
Canada KistlerMcDougall Co Miscellanious Structural Metal Work
Canada Moulding & Millwork Inc. Lumber, Plywood, Millwood, & Wood Panels
France Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. Telephone Communications, Business Consulting Services
France Lafarge Crushed & Broken Granite Mining, ready Mixed Concrete
France Mersen USA Bn Corp Carbon & Graphite Product Manufacturing
Germany EBM-Papst Inc. Wholesale Industrial Equipment
Germany Group Business Software Computer Related Services
Germany Heidelberg Cement Inc. Wholesale Brick and Stone Materials
Germany Hydro-Chem a Division of Linde Hyrdogen and Methanol
Germany Lehigh Cement Co Cement Manufacturing
Germany Rpf Consulting LLC Management Consulting Services
Germany VIPA Automation, Inc. AutomationEquipment
Germany Wagener, Schwelm Corp Wholesale Industrial Supplies
Italy Aprilia USA, Inc. Motorcycles
Italy Moto Guzzi, North America, Inc. Motorbikes, Scooters
Japan Jeol USA Inc. Electron Microscopes, Wholesale Professional Equipment
Japan Piolax Corp Plastic Automotive Fasteners, Metal Fasteners, Springs
Japan Toshiba Machine Company Machine Tools & Plastic Machinery
Korea Kynix Semiconductor America Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing
Korea Trio Pines Inc. Wholesale Industrial Supplies
Netherlands DAPEC Inc. Poultry Processing Equipment, Farm/Garden Machinery
Netherlands Dutch American Poultry Equipment Co Poultry Processing Equipment
Netherlands Inalfa Roof Systems Advanced Automotive Roofing Sysyems
Netherlands Meyn America Food Processing Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Equipment
Spain ULMA Packaging Systems, Inc. Machinery(packaging)
Sweden Thomas Concrete of Georgia, Inc. Concrete, Ready Mix Concrete
UK Specac Inc. Professional Equipment & Supplies, Other
UK Tenn Tech LLC Industrial Supplies
UK United Business Media Periodicals-Publishing/Printing

Cherokee County’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) allows qualified companies to defer, decrease, or eliminate duties on materials imported from overseas that are used in products assembled in Georgia. The Cherokee County FTZ is located in the Canton-Cherokee Business & Industrial Park at Highway 20 and I-575 and encompasses more than 72 acres. For more information about available space located within the FTZ contact Misti Martin at 770.345.0600. For general information on the FTZ visit