Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), today made history with the fastest roll out of 10 million cars from its manufacturing facility in India near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Hyundai Alcazar became the 10 millionth car to roll out of the production line at HMIL’s plant in Sriperumbudur. Thiru. M.K.Stalin, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu signed on the car bonnet to mark the momentous occasion.
Commenting on the occasion of the fastest 10 Million car roll-out, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “This historic milestone of the 10 millionth car roll-out a testimony of Hyundai’s commitment towards the Make in India initiative. Furthermore, it also showcases our vision of boosting the socio-economic development in the State of Tamil Nadu and making the country more self-reliant. Inspired by our global vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’, Hyundai has always brought a positive change in the lives of its stakeholders and communities. Today’s launch of community-centric social value initiatives is one of the many programs we have rolled out for the benefit of society. We thank all our customers who continue to believe in us and made Hyundai the most trusted smart mobility solutions provider.”
Hyundai also announced community-centric social value initiatives for the state of Tamil Nadu including -
Inauguration of Dream Village Project 2.0 – Construction of Child Care Centre benefitting 500 people annually and Community Hall with the capacity to accommodate 1500 people at Katrambakkam village in Sriperumbudur.
Launch of Income-Generation Program (Dairy Farming) for Rural Women benefitting 200 families in Kanchipuram district
Donation of 5 life-saving ventilators to Government Hospitals at Kancheepuram
Support to a Self-HelpGroup for setting up a mobile catering service at Vallakottai Village near Sriperumbudur
Thiru. M.K.Stalin, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu announced the social value initiatives and handed over the project certificates to beneficiaries.
25Years of Manufacturing Excellence
Over the last 25 years, the Hyundai plant is a glaring example of manufacturing excellence, signifying Hyundai's technological brilliance. Hyundai began operations of its manufacturing facility in September 1998 with the commissioning of Hyundai’s first integrated car manufacturing plant outside Korea.
Hyundai has been driving manufacturing excellence at its plant with an installed capacity of producing 7.5 Lakh units annually. Supporting the government’s Make in India initiative Hyundai has manufactured over 9 million cars at this facility. Hyundai manufacturing facility is a living example of smart manufacturing with a Zero wastage 100% water recirculation facility using recirculated water and rainwater harvesting systems, deployment of Industry 4.0 with over 650 4th Generation robots, and utilization of AI in robotics automation for car manufacturing.
Over the last 25 years, Hyundai has been instrumental in shaping itself as India's first smart mobility solutions provider. Hyundai became a household name in India by defining mobility excellence across segments, with the introduction of iconic brands, and achieved the highest-ever market share of 24 % in May 2021.
Hyundai contributes to India's GDP by sustaining its position as India’s leading exporter of cars and exported 1,04,342 units of passenger vehicles from India between April 2020 and March 2021, continuing its journey as the leading automobile brand to export from the country.
Hyundai became the leading exporter of SUVs, with over 2 lakh units of CRETA and VENUE having shipped to overseas markets, including Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nepal, and Chile. The new i20 has been well accepted in India and around the globe, is being exported to all key markets across Africa and Latin America region. To further give thrust on exports, HMI commenced exports to Nepal through railways from Walajabad RailwayHub near Irungattukottai near Chennai.
As the country’s largest exporter of automobiles, Hyundai surpassed the 3 million vehicle export milestone in early 2020, exporting to 88 countries and recorded multiple export milestones over the years - 5 lakh exports in March 2008, 10 lakh exports in February 2010, 20 lakh exports in March 2014.
To support its growth and expansion plans in India, Hyundai currently has 1154 sales outlets, 1295 service outlets covering 862 cities.