Hyundai's Alabama Plant Reaches Production Milestone

Noria news wires

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) recently celebrated a production milestone by completing the 3 millionth Hyundai vehicle built at its plant in Montgomery.

The production of HMMA's milestone vehicle comes a little more than 10 years since the start of mass production at the $1.8-billion facility on May 20, 2005.

"The commitment and dedication of our nearly 3,000 team members has allowed HMMA to achieve this production milestone faster than any other automotive assembly plant in the southeastern U.S. and fulfill our commitment to more than 3 million Hyundai customers across North America," said Jun Ha Kim, HMMA president and CEO.

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama is the sole production source of the Sonata sedan for the North American market. The plant also produces the Elantra sedan and 4-cylinder engines that power each vehicle.

HMMA employs nearly 3,000 full-time team members at its 3.2-million-square-foot Montgomery facility and has the capacity to produce as many as 400,000 vehicles and 700,000 engines each year.

Through May, HMMA vehicles represent 44 percent of Hyundai Motor America's 2015 sales in the United States. HMMA also exports vehicles to Canada. The assembly plant's shipments to Canada have accounted for 25 percent of Hyundai Auto Canada's sales during the first five months of 2015.

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