Ulsan is Hyundai’s main factory with an annual capacity of 1.5 million units, made up of five independent manufacturing facilities on a 5,050,000 m2 site where over 34,000 employees produce an average of 6,000 vehicles per day. In addition, it has a dedicated pier where three 50,000 ton ships can dock at once. With some 590,000 planted trees and state-of-the-art environmental protection facilities, it is also widely known to locals as the "forest factory."
Asan factory, where good working conditions translate to good cars
Asan is a fully self-sufficient factory that produces 300,000 units of mid- and large-sized cars annually for strategic export. With a bright and pleasant working environment centered on people and nature, this factory proves that the quality of the working environment translates directly to the quality of the products.
Jeonju factory, the world’s biggest production center for commercial vehicles
Jeonju factory, with an annual production capacity of 100.000 vehicles, is a plant specializing in commercial vehicles. It produces trucks that weight 2.5 tons or more, mid- and large-sized buses seating 25 passengers or more, and specially equipped vehicles.
State-of-the-art factories in the major centers of the world
Alabama factory, playing a leading role in opening up the U.S. market
Inaugurated in May 2005 in the heart of the U.S. market, the biggest battleground of global automakers, the Alabama factory boasts improved productivity and quality. After reaching the 10th place among 37 North American factories in its first year of operations, the press factory, for four years in a row since 2009, and the engine factory and the Sonata model factory, for three years in a row since 2010, have topped Harbor Report’s North American automaker productivity survey. Elantra, one of the models produced in Alabama, received the honor of being selected as the 2012 North American Car of the Year. After reaching the 300,000 unit threshold in 2010, the Alabama factory in 2011 surpassed 1 million units in cumulative production for the Sonata model, and in 2012, set an annual production record of 361,348 units with a cumulative production figure of 2 million units, proving its critical role in Hyundai’s global success.
China factories, optimized production systems to prepare for the Chinese market
In 2012, the Chinese factories recorded 856,000 units in production and sales, making China the biggest market for Hyundai. Currently, the first and second factories in Beijing produce 300,000 units each, and to keep pace with the steadily growing Chinese market, in July 2012, a third factory with an annual capacity of 400,000 units began operations, bringing the total Chinese production capacity to 1 million vehicles per year and serving as a firm foothold for Hyundai’s long-term expansion into the Chinese automotive market.
India factories, World-class center for the production and sales of compact cars
Hyundai’s Indian factories are comprehensive production facilities that can independently handle functions ranging from R&D to testing, manufacturing, and sales of products adapted to local needs. A second factory was built in 2008, raising the annual capacity to 600,000 units. India is the production base for the exclusive overseas small-sized models EON, i10, and the i20 targeting the European market, which are exported to 120 countries around the world. Through a variety of programs aimed at raising Hyundai’s presence in India such as sponsoring the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup and strict adherence to the policy of localization, the factories in India achieved a remarkable feat of producing 641,281 vehicles and selling 638,775 in 2012.
Czech factory, expanding market share in Europe through superior quality
Czech factory produces 300,000 units of high quality cars, contributing to the dynamic expansion of Hyundai’s market share in Europe. As a special note, i30 produced in this factory was nominated for Car of the year, Europe proving the superior build-quality of Hyundai cars. The Czech factory now serves as the base for expanding into markets not only in Europe, but also in the Middle East, Australia, and South Africa.
Turkey factory, bridge into the European market
Turkey factory, which is expanding its annual production capacity from 100,000 units to 200,000 units, is in a strategic location that links Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Through localized manufacturing of i20 and new compact models to come, the plant contributes greatly to the expansion of exports in the region.
Russia factory, the fastest growing car plant in Russia
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Russia plant, which began operations in January 2011 with an annual production capacity of 150,000 units to mass-produce the Solaris (Accent) model, has now increased its capacity to 200,000 units to meet ever increasing demands. In 2012, the factory emerged as the largest car manufacturing plant in the northwest region of Russia, operating 10 percent above its stated capacity. Also, with respect to production efficiency and quality, it was recognized in 2012 as the best plant within Hyundai Motor Company. At present, this factory produces four models specifically developed to meet the needs and demands of Russian customers. The Solaris (Accent) model, in particular, has sold more than 200,000 units in the past two years to become the most loved foreign brand car in the country, and was also chosen as the Russia Car of the Year recipient in 2012.
Brazil factory, the new standard-bearer of the Brazilian market
Brazil factory, which began mass production in September 2012 and selling cars from October, is setting a new standard in the compact car segment of Brazil’s automotive market offering innovative styling, high performance, and five years of unlimited warranty. The factory expanded its model offerings from one hatchback model in 2012 to a cross-over model in February 2013, and a sedan model in March. Such record time expansion of new models exemplifies Hyundai’s Modern Premium through which the Brazil factory contributes to make Hyundai one of the most loved automotive brands in the world.