Entering into full-scale production in 2008, with the original i30 model, the HMMC factory was officially opened in 2009 and has since grown to produce 300.000 units annually, building three made-for-Europe models.
Hyundai’s manufacturing plant is located in Nošovice, Czech Republic
€1,12 billion - Investment into plant since 2005, ranking HMMC first for inward foreign investment in the country
€3,2 billion - Annual turnover of the plant
€1,3 billion - Annual purchases from European suppliers
€47 million - Annual salary total paid to manufacturing employees
Spotlight on HMMC
The HMMC facility is a zero-emission factory and during construction in 2007, over 1.100 trees and bushes were removed and replanted around the area surrounding the plant.
A closed-system paint shop is in operation, featuring the latest air-cleaning technology and all Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are combusted and the air produced then cooled before being vented - ensuring no VOCs or heat is emitted from the factory. The use of three main on-site suppliers, featuring an automatic just-in sequence, means that 200 trucks are saved per day.
The HMMC facility also features a 3,3 km open test track on the factory ground ensuring every vehicle is tested for dynamic properties (engine performance, handling, gear shifting, brake performance etc.), noise and functions (hill assistant, PKB, washers, wipers etc.) along with a full under body check for fluid leakage and assembly conditions.
Initially producing 114.000 units in 2009, the HMMC facility has continued to grow each year, and with the inclusion of third shift in 2011 allowing the facility to run around the clock Monday to Friday, 300.000 units are produced per annum.
Ensuring a positive presence in the local area, HMMC have focussed on cooperation with technical apprentice schools, technical secondary schools and the Technical University Ostrava, which sees them provide pre-production cars and transmissions for use as teaching aides, as well as providing advisors, visiting schools and organising site tours.
Key milestones and achievements
2005 - Groundbreaking ceremony
2008 - Original i30 becomes first model to enter full-scale production at HMMC, just 19 months after ground was first broken
2009 - Official opening ceremony
2011 - Third shift added on production line, increasing vehicle capacity to 300.000 units
5-day working week begins, allowing every worker to enjoy full weekends
‘Excellence Award’ in Czech National Award for Quality, beating all other manufacturers in a country which produces over 1 million vehicles annually
2012 - New Generation i30 enters production (January)
Production of New Generation i30 wagon begins (June)
2013 - HMMC builds 1.000.000th vehicle (New Generation i30)
Czech Republic’s Automotive Industry Association (AIA) wins ‘Company of the Year’ award for the third time
HMMC awarded ‘Employer of the Year 2012’
2008 - 15.500
2009 - 116.000
2010 - 200.000
2011 - 251.000
2012 - 300.000
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor - which has seven manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. - sold 4,4 million vehicles globally in 2012. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 80.000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles.
Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at www.hyundai.com.
About Hyundai Motor Europe
The company designs, engineers and manufactures cars in Europe, specifically for European consumers. In 2012, Hyundai achieved European sales of 444.000 units, taking a new-car market share of 3,5%. Almost 95% of the vehicles Hyundai sells in the region are designed, engineered and tested in Europe. And more than 70% are built at its two local factories (Czech Republic and Turkey), including New Generation i30, which was shortlisted for Europe’s 2013 Car of the Year award and has won 14 awards throughout the region. Hyundai sells cars in 28 European countries across 2.500 outlets.
Hyundai offers its unique, Europe-only, Five Year Triple Care warranty package with all new cars sold in the region, providing customers with a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
More information about Hyundai Motor Europe and its products is available at www.hyundai.com/eu.