The Hyundai Team of Plants
Ulsan plant, Korea >>
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC joins Hyundai’s current team of plants with a total global production capacity of 2.4 million units. Hyundai has acquired the necessary economies of scale to compete on an equal footing with the world’s leading automakers.
Domestic plants at Ulsan, Asan and Chunjoo account for 1.9 million units, while overseas capacity currently reaches 500,000 units, led by our India and Turkey plants.
Comprised of five plants capable of producing 1.5 million vehicles annually, the mammoth-sized Ulsan complex stands on a 4.8 million square-meter site, making it the world’s single largest auto plant. Its output spans everything from the Atos minicar to the Centennial luxury car.
<< Bus assembly line, Chunjoo plant, Korea
Ulsan is also the home of the Getz, Accent, Elantra, Coupe, Santa Fe, Trajet, Matrix, H-1, H-100 and Terracan.
Asan, devoted exclusively to sedans, builds 300,000 Sonatas and XGs annually, while the Chunjoo plant is capable of turning out 100,000 trucks, buses and special purpose vehicles each year.
In response to competitive pressures, Hyundai is leveraging new technologies and its advanced management skills to raise productivity levels on par with the world’s top-five automakers. Supplying kits to CKD assembly plants provides us with an effective entry strategy into smaller, developing markets, but the company also operates partially- and fully-invested plants which have independent, self- sufficient manufacturing capabilities. Located in Turkey and India, these plants play a pivotal role in the company’s plans to globalize its business operations.
We have also embarked on a more aggressive advance into European markets, where we are preparing to invest in a large, new research and development center. When completed, this Frankfurt-based facility will enable us to design cars that meet the tastes and particular requirements of our European customers.
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