Hyundai Motor India Rolls-Out Fastest ‘10 Millionth’ Car
7/5/21, 3:43 AM
Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), India’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and the largest exporter since inception, reinstated its commitment to Make-in-India with the fastest rollout of 10 million cars state-of-art manufacturing facility in India near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
The unparalleled milestone of achieving 10 million cars is a result of smart manufacturing and re-affirms Hyundai’s commitment to making India Self Reliant. The achievement reiterates HMIL’s support towards State and Central Governments to accentuate economic recovery by overcoming the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. 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.
In this remarkable journey of 25 years of excellence in India, Hyundai’s world-class products offering superior mobility experiences to customers has established Hyundai as the most loved and trusted brand in the country.
Commenting on the occasion of the fastest 10 Million car rollout, Mr S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “This historic milestone of the 10 millionth car roll-out is 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 to benefit society. We thank all our customers who continue to believe in us and made Hyundai the most trusted smart mobility solutions provider.”
In line with its global vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’, 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-Help Group 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.
25 Years 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, introducing iconic brands, and achieving the highest ever market share of 24 % in May 2021.
In pursuit of realizing the dream of ‘Make in India’, 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 the Latin American region. To further give thrust on exports, HMI commenced exports to Nepal through railways from Walajabad Railway Hub 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.
In 2020, HMIL announced ‘Click to Buy’ - India’s first automobile end to end online platform for car purchases. Click to Buy offers a seamless, convenient and safe retail experience for customers interested in purchasing Hyundai cars.
To support its growth and expansion plans in India, Hyundai currently has 1154 sales outlets, 1295 service outlets covering 862 cities.
The new-age buyers and millennial customers have changed the face of the Indian automobile Industry and Hyundai has always remained ahead of the curve in meeting the aspirations of new-age millennial customers.
Source: Hyundai India