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Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) was founded in 1947 as Hyundai
Engineering and Construction Co. by Ju-Yung Chung:
Research, Design and Production
- HMC was established in 1967 and is the auto sales leader in the Korean
domestic market and exports vehicles to 193 countries worldwide.
- The Korean word "hyundai" signifies and reflects Hyundai's commitment
to sell innovative, high-quality vehicles at the most affordable prices.
- In August 2009, HMC passed Ford to become the 4th-largest auto manufacturer
in the world, outselling Nissan, Honda and Chrysler.
- HMC operates the world's largest integrated automobile manufacturing plant
in Ulsan, on Korea's southeast coast, and at the Asan Plant, located southeast of Seoul.
- The Namyang Technology Research Center in Korea includes a complete testing
facility, a 2.8-mile oval test track and a $40 million wind tunnel that is capable of
producing wind speeds of nearly 125 miles per hour.
Hyundai conducts research at eight research centers in Korea and four international centers,
including the Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc., in Ann Arbor, Michigan,
and the Hyundai/Kia Design Center in Irvine, California:
- Hyundai's automotive technology centers employ approximately 4,100 researchers with an annual
budget of 5% of current revenues.
- Hyundai opened its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Montgomery, Alabama, in 2005 with a
capacity of 300,000 vehicles. Its first products were Sonata, starting with 2006, and the 2007 Santa Fe.
- The proving ground in the California Mojave desert consists of 4,300 acres, with a 6.4-mile
high-speed oval, 2.75-mile road course and a 3.3-mile hill road.
Current research projects include:
- Electric-powered vehicles
- Low-emission gasoline engines
- Solar-powered vehicles
- Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles
- Other alternative fuel vehicles
Hyundai Manufacturing in America - "Made in America"
Hyundai Motor Corporation's $1.1 billion automotive assembly and manufacturing plant
in Montgomery, Alabama, began production in March 2005, rolling out the all-new 2006
Sonata. This is the company's first assembly and manufacturing plant in the United States:
HMC selected Montgomery, Alabama, for its first U.S. plant because of its high-quality workforce,
its strategic location in proximity to American population centers, the superb automotive parts
supply chain available in the region and the commitment shown by the state of Alabama and
the city of Montgomery.
- It employs approximately 2,000 people in Montgomery and the surrounding area.
- Occupying 1,600 acres, it will produce 300,000 vehicles per year at maximum capacity.
Hyundai in America
Hyundai Motor America (HMA), with its National Headquarters in Fountain Valley, California,
is the U.S. sales and distribution arm of Hyundai Motor Company. HMA was established
in 1986, currently has more than 800 dealers and distributes eleven vehicle lines through
five regional distribution centers.
Five regional offices provide Hyundai with a direct link
to HMA's nationwide dealer network:
Parts Distributuion Centers
- Central Region - Aurora, Illinois
- Eastern Region - Jamesburg, New Jersey
- South Central Region - Coppell, Texas
- Southern Region - Marietta, Georgia
- Western Region - Costa Mesa, California
To speed parts to dealerships, Hyundai maintains one of the nation's leading parts distribution
systems that includes a computer network linking dealers to the parts warehouses.
This arrangement ensures timely parts availability. Winning industry awards for timely
delivery and having the parts on hand for dealer orders, Hyundai's parts warehouses are currently
located in six U.S. cities:
- Aurora, Illinois
- Columbus, Ohio
- Jamesburg, New Jersey
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Dallas, Texas
- Ontario, California
Hyundai processes its vehicles through seven facilities
(five port facilities, one manufacturing plant and one inland facility):
- Port Hueneme, California
- Brunswick, Georgia
- Portland, Oregon
- West Point, Georgia
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Montgomery, Alabama - Manufacturing plant
- National City, California - Our inland processing port receives vehicles by rail and then
distributes them throughout the Midwest
Hyundai Capital America (HCA) serves Hyundai
dealers nationwide with two types of financing:
Hyundai Hope on Wheels Program
- Individual customer financing and leasing
- Dealer inventory financing
Funding Pediatric Cancer Research
The story begins in 1998 when a group of New England-area Hyundai dealers launched a local initiative to
raise funds to support pediatric cancer through The Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
What started as a small contribution in a local market has evolved into Hyundai Hope On Wheels,
an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. With the sale of every new Hyundai vehicle,
Hyundai and our dealers make a contribution to Hyundai Hope On Wheels.
We would like to thank Hyundai and its dealers for their unwavering support as well as the doctors,
researchers and hospital staffs for their tireless
work. And we especially thank the children and families affected by cancer for their tremendous
courage and strength that inspires us every day!
The Hyundai Scholar Grant program began in 2006. Each year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels visits
children’s hospitals across the U.S. to donate funds and raise awareness. At every grant presentation, a
“Handprint Ceremony” takes place. This is the program’s signature activity, which captures each child’s
handprint. These handprints are placed on Hyundai cars that travel across the country to build colorful
awareness of the program.
In 2011, Hyundai Hope On Wheels made a $10 million, 5-year commitment to establish the Hyundai
Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's Hospital in Orange County, CA. This gift is the largest in the hospital's
history, and has made special pediatric cancer projects possible.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels 2016 Program
March 24, 2016 marks 18 years of commitment and a total of $115 million donated in its pledge to end
childhood cancer. On the sidelines of the
New York International Auto Show, the organization will recognize child cancer survivors, families,
doctors, nurses and supporters
at its award ceremony themed, “A Day Without Pediatric Cancer.” Aubrey Peeples, film and TV actress
known for her roles in
Nashville and Jem and the Holograms, has been named this year’s HHOW Celebrity Ambassador and
will co-host the event. This year alone,
the organization will award $13 million in new pediatric cancer research grants.
This year’s vehicle of Hope is a 2017 Hyundai Tucson, which will travel the nation with the
handprints of child cancer survivors. Beginning June 1st, we will travel across the nation
presenting over $13 million in grant awards at unique Handprint Ceremonies. HHOW collects handprints,
which represent the brave and courageous pediatric cancer fighters and shows them that they are not alone.
Meet our 2016-2017 National Youth Ambassadors
Two local childhood cancer survivors, were selected as the organization’s 2016-2017 National Youth Ambassadors.
The children, Hannah Adams and Ryan Darby, were recognized at the annual HHOW reception, which took place on
March 24, 2016 and was themed, “A Day Without Pediatric Cancer.”
Hannah, a 12-year-old from Middleburg, FL, and Ryan, a 12-year-old from Bethesda, MD, were selected
from a nationwide search.
For the next two years, they will join HHOW in its mission to fight childhood cancer and will travel around the U.S.
visiting children’s hospitals and attending events to tell their stories of courage and hope.
For more information on Hyundai Hope on Wheels,
go to www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org
- Visit www.zazzle.com/hopeonwheels to order
customizable merchandise such as magnets, mugs, postcards and hats – up to 45% is donated back
to Hope on Wheels.
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