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Hyundai Motor Manufactures One Millionth Car at Its Plant in Russia

2015.10.09 18:40:00 No. 5034
Hyundai Motor Manufactures One Millionth Car at Its Plant in Russia

The one millionth car, Hyundai Solaris

Hyundai Motor Manufactures One Millionth Car
at Its Plant in Russia

  - The Solaris, Russia’s most loved model, is the one millionth car produced
     by the award-winning plant

  - Approximately 7,000 manufacturing-related jobs have been created
    by the facility

October 9, 2015 - Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Russia (HMMR) in Saint-Petersburg achieved the cumulative production mark of one million units today since the start of mass production in January 2011. The Solaris, one of the best sellers in Russia, rolled off as the one millionth anniversary vehicle.
The celebration of this landmark was held under the presence of Governor of Saint-Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko as well as Hyundai Motor customers, dealers and employees who have shown ceaseless dedication and efforts.
“Today is a remarkable day in the history of Hyundai Motor, and our plant and employees. We have reached an impressive milestone of producing one million cars just within five years of our start of production. For the plant’s products to meet high quality standards and become best sellers on the market, we have achieved stable and efficient production lines. I would like to thank all employees and partners who made this happen. Furthermore, I especially appreciate our customers’ continued affection for our products,” said Choi Dong Ryeol, the General Director of HMMR, during the ceremony.
As one of the largest car manufacturers in Russia, HMMR produces 200,000 vehicles annually. The plant is equipped with state-of-the-art automation industry machineries including 185 robots, which ensure high safety and quality of manufactured vehicles.
Moreover, HMMR reached a 46 percent of localization with collaboration from local suppliers and has created approximately 7,000 jobs in the region.
Last April, the plant received the “Efficiency” award from St. Petersburg Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce for achieving significant sales results in the Russian market, meeting high standards of business-ethics and the willingness to overcome the difficulties. In June 2014, HMMR also received the “Russian Federation Quality Award” as a reliable manufacturer of high-quality and competitive products.

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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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