Hyundai Motors

Hyundai Motors India was established in the year 1996 in Irrungattukottai near Chennai. It is known as Hyundai Motors India Limited (HMIL). The total cost incurred in building this manufacturing unit was $ 614 million. This is their only manufacturing unit in India. However, they are planning to open a second manufacturing unit as well. Hyundai Motor Co was established in 1967 and is the now the largest car manufacturer of South Korea. Hyundai Motor Co (HMC) is a division of Hyundai Kia Automotive Group. HMIL's manufacturing unit in Chennai is equipped with state of the art equipments. They have all the required production and planning technology for modern production, quality control and testing mechanism.

Production and Planning

They are probably in the most elite group of car manufacturers in India to have such technological knowledge. Their main aim is to make India a global hub for export of cars. A number of new Hyundai Cars are in the pipeline. They believe that India has the potential to achieve such a feat and in order to take India a step further they are investing heavily here. The growth of HMIL has been exceptionally high with 17.26% in 2005 when compared to 2004. Their export growth has been exceptional as well with an astonishing growth of 27.2% for the year 2005 which amounts to 1,800 crores.

They are also planning to increase their dealership network and their after sales service. In the year 2005, HMIL shipped their first consignment to the United Kingdom. Previously they had exported to some countries in the European Union but they were left hand drive cars. However, this is for the first time that they are exporting right hand drive cars. The same year they also achieved a milestone of manufacturing the fastest 200,000th export car.

The Chennai plant of HMIL is equipped with The Press Shop, The Body Shop, The Paint Shop, The Aluminum Fondry, The Engine & Transmission Shop, The Plastic Extrusion Unit, The Plastic Paint Shop, and The Test Track.

Awards and Certification

HMIL has been certified with ISO 14001 certification due to their high quality environmental standards. They have also installed the Environment Management System (EMS) in their Chennai manufacturing unit. Hyundai Motors India Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co.

HIML has won many different awards since its inception. However, the most recent awards are the "Executive Car of the Year-2006" for Sonata Embera, by Business Standard Motoring Magazine and the NDTV Profit- Car & bike Awards 2006 have chosen Tucson to be the "SUV of the year".