Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), South Korea and is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. HMIL presently markets 8 models of passenger cars across segments. The A2 segment includes the EON, Santro, i10 and the i20, the A3 segment includes the Accent and the Verna, the A5 segment includes the Sonata Transform and the SUV segment includes the Santa Fe.
HMIL's fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts of the most advanced production, quality and testing capabilities in the country. To cater to rising demand, HMIL commissioned its second plant in February 2008, which produces an additional 300,000 units per annum, raising HMIL’s total production capacity to 600,000 units per annum.
In continuation with its commitment to providing Indian customers with cutting-edge global technology, HMIL has set up a modern multi-million dollar research and development facility in the cyber city of Hyderabad. It aims to become a centre of excellence for automobile engineering and ensure quick turnaround time to changing consumer needs.
As HMC's global export hub for compact cars, HMIL is the first automotive company in India to achieve the export of 10 lakh cars in just over a decade. HMIL currently exports cars to more than 115 countries across EU, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It has been the number one exporter of passenger car of the country for the sixth year in a row. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has a 340 strong dealer network and 783 strong service points across India, which will see further expansion in 2011. Managing Director & CEOHyundai Motor India Limited Mr. Bo Shin Seo joined Hyundai Motor Company in 1982. He has contributed to the organization by serving in different departments including the Overseas Engineering Department and Body Engineering Department.
Mr. Seo has a vast experience of 30 years and has held various positions in the company. Mr. Seo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Hanyang University, Korea.
Prior to his becoming the Managing Director of HMIL, he held the position of Executive Director in HMIL. Born on January 10, 1957, Mr Seo’s family includes his wife and two sons.
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R & D Centre|
Hyundai Motor India Engineering (HMIE) is a fully owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea, which has set up the R&D Centre in Hyderabad. HMIE is a centre with one of the most advanced research and development facilities which focuses on state of the art product and design engineering and rigorous quality enhancement. The new R&D Centre at Hyderabad in India is Hyundai Motor Company’s fourth overseas R&D centre.
Set up with an investment of Rs. 184 crores, the new 200,000 square-foot facility R&D Centre, is aimed at further accelerating local content development and enable Hyundai to respond even more quickly to changing customer needs across the world. The R&D Centre will further facilitate the development of India as Hyundai’s global hub for manufacturing and engineering of small cars.| | |
The new R&D Centre in Hyderabad will support all back-end operations like computer aided engineering (CAE), computer aided design (CAD) and help the R & D work taking place across Hyundai’s car line-up.| |
The R&D Centre will help in developing vehicles which includes their styling, design engineering and vehicle test & evaluation. The R&D Centre will play a pivotal role for cars manufactured in India inorder to satisfy the specific needs of the Indian customers.
Hyundai Motor Company’s other overseas R&D centres are located in the United States, Germany, Japan & Korea.| | | |
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