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Hyundai Indian plant meets safety standards ahead of schedule

The facility in Sriperumbudur is preparing to produce EVs in India

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), India’s second largest car manufacturer, has announced that its Sriperumbudur-based manufacturing plant is now ready to meet all safety and emission norms well in advance of their mandatory industry implementation in 2019.

In keeping with the Indian government’s vision to bring electric vehicles to India, the Hyundai Smart Plant is also gearing up to produce EVs in India.

The Hyundai Plant is running at almost 100% capacity utilisation and is able to produce 700,000 units. This will be enhanced through value engineering to 750,000 units in 2019 without any future investment.

HMIL managing director and CEO Y K Koo said: “The Hyundai Motor future ready plant is a true expression of manufacturing excellence.

“As a young and dynamic brand, Hyundai has implemented Smart Manufacturing 4.0 Practices with focus on digitalisation, big data and data analytics to produce superior and zero defect cars with robust and fool-proof quality checks and assurance systems. At our plant, the seamless synergy between human intelligence and precision of machines is a combination of science and arts to create the finest cars that are loved by the customers across the world.”

“As we look forward to the journey of next 20 years, we will strengthen our commitment to the Indian market by launching eight new products between 2018 and 2020, including an electric SUV.”

The digitalised operations at the Hyundai Smart Plant captures over 1.2 billion data points across the manufacturing processes to gain insights to prevent and pre-empt errors for producing zero defect vehicles and ensuring plant safety.

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