Η Hyundai ολοκλήρωσε πρόσφατα την επέκταση του εργοστασίου της στη Τουρκία έτσι ώστε αυτό να μπορεί να κατασκευάζει 500.000 αυτοκίνητα ετησίως. Το εργοστάσιο Assan Otomotive Sanayi, κατασκευάστηκε στη πόλη Izmit της Τουρκίας το 1997 και είχε ετήσια δυναμική παραγωγή 200.000 μονάδων. Εκεί η Hyundai κατασκευάζει τα i10 και το i20. H Hyundai επένδυσε περισσότερα από 1 δις ευρώ στο εργοστάσιο και η επέκταση έφερε 2.804 νέες θέσεις εργασίας.
Hyundai Motor increases European production capacity to half a million units per annum
- Hyundai Motor expands capacity at Turkish plant to 200.000 units
- Investment of €475 million creates more jobs and expands supplier park
- 90% of vehicles sold in Europe will be built in the region by 2014
Hyundai Motor has completed the expansion of its European manufacturing plant in Turkey, increasing the company’s new-car production capacity in Europe to 500.000 units per annum.
Built in 1997, Hyundai Assan Otomotive Sanayi (HAOS) in Ízmit, Turkey, is Hyundai’s longest-operating manufacturing facility outside Korea. Originally capable of producing 60.000 units per annum, a new shift was introduced in 2007 which saw this rise to 125.000 cars per year. This latest investment will increase capacity further, to 200.000 vehicles annually by 2014. The upgrade will allow the facility to build the forthcoming New i10 in addition to New i20.
The success of HAOS, in which Hyundai has invested more than €1 billion in total, led to the construction of Hyundai’s second European facility, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech. Located in Nošovice, Czech Republic, the factory produced 114.000 vehicles in its first year. Production has steadily increased since then, and the factory now works around the clock at full capacity, producing 300.000 vehicles per annum.
95% of all Hyundai vehicles sold in Europe are designed and developed in Europe. The latest investment in Hyundai’s Turkish facility means that by the end of the year 90% of vehicles sold in Europe will also have been built in the region.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “The expansion of the plant in Turkey and our manufacturing capacity in the region demonstrates Hyundai’s increasing commitment to Europe. Our European factories will allow us to build the right cars for the region and to continue supporting communities and suppliers throughout Europe.”
The expansion of Hyundai’s factory in ĺzmit, Turkey has created a further 2.804 jobs at HAOS and at its suppliers.
Hyundai has a further 150.000 units of annual production capacity at its plant in St Petersburg, Russia, supplying the domestic market and Eastern Europe.