Hyundai Motor breaks ground for Changzhou Plant in China
• Hyundai Motor’s 4th plant in China, Changzhou Plant will start production in 2016 with
capacity of 200,000 units
• Changzhou Plant is planned to raise its capacity to 300,000 units by 2018
April 3, 2015 – Hyundai Motor broke ground on its new 4th plant in Changzhou, Hebei Province, today.
Hyundai Motor’s Vice Chairman Euisun Chung, Governor of Hebei Zhang Qingwei, Korean Ambassador to China Jang-soo Kim and other 600 distinguished guests were present at the ground breaking event today.
Vice Chairman Chung said, “We will rewrite the legacy of ‘Hyundai Speed’ and ‘Hyundai Miracle’ with our Chinese partners by the construction of this plant.”
Changzhou Plant, built on 1.92 million square meter site with a floor space of 250,000 square meter, will be a fully equipped plant with press, body, paint and assembly lines, in addition to an engine plant. The construction for Changzhou Plant will be completed at the end of 2016 with capacity of 200,000 units, producing strategic small cars. Changzhou plant is planned to expand its capacity to 300,000 units in 2018.
Hyundai Motor will establish high-tech automotive manufacturing facilities and know-how to make Changzhou Plant a smart, environment friendly plant. By installing the latest automation facilities in press, body, paint and assembly lines, a flexible production system will be in operation. Also, Changzhou plant will implement recycling system, including recycling gas emission, water and waste discharge.
In addition, Hyundai Motor will break grounds on its Chongqing Plant in the second half of this year to advance
into Midwest China, which is expected to surge in demand for cars through government in-land development efforts.
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Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2014 sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.
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