A BRIEF HISTORY
Hyundai Motor Company was established in South Korea in 1967. Within a short span of 40 years, the company was exporting over 10 million vehicles.
The Asian financial crisis in 1999 provided an opportunity for Hyundai to purchase a stake in Kia Motor Company. The merger provided for new synergy between the two leading Korean vehicle manufacturers.
Today, Hyundai Motor Company operates the world's largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility in Ulsan. The company employs about 56,000 workers around the world, and Hyundai vehicles are sold in over 200 countries.
Hyundai Motor Company has manufacturing plants in South Korea, United States, Czech Republic, Turkey, China and India.
Hyundai Motor’s main production facility, the Ulsan Plant, is the world's largest automobile plant.
It sits on a 5,050,000 m2 site and is equipped with five independent plants that employ over 34,000 personnel to produce an average of 5,400 vehicles a day.
The plant even has a port of its own, where up to three, 50,000-ton ships can anchor simultaneously.
The Ulsan Plant, also dubbed the “Forest Plant,” encompasses 580,000 trees as part of its landscape and state-of-the-art facilities.
With an annual capacity of 30,000 units, the Asan Plant is an entirely self-contained, independent automobile production complex that mainly produces strategic mid-to large-size passenger cars for export.
The Asan Plant offers a bright and pleasant, people-oriented and nature-inspired working space, and has proven that the quality of the working environment determines the quality of products.
Namyang R&D Center
Located in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, the Namyang R&D Center is a comprehensive, world-class technology research complex equipped with planning, design, and powertrain centers as well as wind tunnel, crash, and driving test facilities.
Approximately 8,000 researchers work around the clock at the center to develop the best automobiles in performance, quality, and eco-friendliness.
With an annual production capacity of 125,000 units, the Jeonju Plant is the world's largest-scale commercial vehicle production plant.
It specializes in producing mid-to large-size buses, trucks, and specialty vehicles that exceed 2.5 tons.
Running on 2 shifts, the facility can produce up to 125,000 commercial vehicles annually - 17,400 buses, and 107,600 trucks.