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Hyundai opens plant in Czech Republic

Hyundai's Czech factory (copyright image)

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5th October, 2009

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest car maker, opened its $1.7 billion (AUD) manufacturing plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic, last week.

With mass production started in November last year, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC), a fully-owned subsidiary of Seoul-based Hyundai Motor Company, has a current capacity to build 200,000 vehicles annually, which will be increased by 100,000 to 300,000 units per year in 2011.

The first vehicle to be produced was the i30 five-door hatchback, which was joined by its 'sister' model, the i30cw wagon in February this year.

With the completion of the Czech factory, Hyundai now has a production foothold in several key markets, including the USA, China, India and Turkey. This global production network will enable the company to supply vehicles to customers around the world efficiently.

Hyundai continues to attract new buyers to the brand. For example, the Hyundai operations in the U.S., China and India all sold more vehicles in August 2010 than in any previous month on record.

"Both in Australia and around the world, we're seeing unprecedented demand for Hyundai product," said Hyundai Motor Company Australia's Sales and Marketing Director Kevin McCann. "Consumers have been responding to world-class products such as the i30 range. We can't wait to have the exciting all-new ix35 compact SUV and YF mid-size sedan join our award winning range in dealer showrooms."


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