Hyundai and SK On to establish EV battery cell production joint venture in US
Hyundai Motor Group and SK On to invest US$5 billion in a new EV battery cell plant to be constructed in Georgia, US, with production slated to start in the second half of 2025
Kia starts building facility for electric purpose-built vehicle (PBV) production
The new plant will be dedicated to production of Kia’s electric PBVs, with planned annual capacity of 150,000 units
Hyundai Motor and Boston Dynamics invest $400m to found robotics research institute
Hyundai Motor Group and Boston Dynamics will jointly invest $400 million to create a robotics and AI research institute to tackle key challenges in the field.
Hyundai Motor Group to deploy Singtel 5G network at Singapore centre
The Korean automaker will use the high capacity bandwidth to gather data for quality control purposes.
Hyundai announces $5.5 billion investment in vehicle and battery plant in Georgia, US
The South Korean automaker will make batteries at the plant with a yet-to-be-named strategic partner.
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Hyundai breaks ground on first overseas fuel cell plant
HTWO Guangzhou, aims to produce 6,500 fuel cell systems per year, increasing capacity in line with market demand
Hyundai to build EV factory and R&D centre in Singapore
In a virtual groundbreaking ceremony, Hyundai has announced it is building the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICS) which will serve as a new R&D centre and small-scale production facility with an output of up to 30,000 vehicles per year and help to forge a new supply chain in the city state.
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Automotive coating experts set the scene as networking opportunities reconvene
Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 7 - Finished Vehicle Logistics: Restarting the network
This special livestream episode focuses on the finished vehicle logistics network and how it is preparing to restart for the new normal, with insights from Hyundai Glovis, ProAct and more. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig and featuring updates and insights from the crisis and beyond for automotive supply chain and manufacturing.
Watch: Kia maintains investment, launches and stability in Europe
In this video interview, Kia Motors Europe chief operating officer, Emilio Herrera, and director of marketing, Carlos Lahoz, outline how the Korean brand is learning from supply chain and production disruptions, digitalising sales channels and maintaining investment in electrification to chart a route towards recovery in Europe.
Kia suspends production in Slovakia on supply shortages
Kia has had to halt the assembly lines two weeks after restarting them, demonstrating the challenges that OEMs face in restarting vehicle production during the ongoing lockdown and coronavirus crisis.
Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?
With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.
Steel makes the case as the mainstay material for vehicles
With OEMs demanding vehicle-structure materials that are low in mass, crash-protective and economic to use, steel grades stay true to form
AMS on Africa: Part 2 – Algeria thinks big
Algeria has ambitions to be the Africa’s next major automotive manufacturing hub and the OEMs are lining up to make it happen
Stumbling blocks on the Korea path
Outside of the Hyundai-Kia story, Korea’s other automotive players continue to struggle and in global production terms the country is slipping down the rankings. Ian Henry reports
Dual brand adapters
From finances to unions and electrifying its model range, domestic and global challenges abound for Hyundai-Kia
Gareth Price visits HMMC, Hyundai’s fully integrated production operation at the centre of Europe