Last year, the Hyundai car
plant in Nošovice exported
cars to more than 70 countries
around the world and increased
its profit by 2.3%.

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Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) exported manufactured cars to 72 countries around the world. Exports accounted for 96% of its production.
• In total, the company produced 309,500 cars. The key markets were Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Poland. Revenues reached CZK 123.14 billion.
• Thanks to the implementation of new technologies, an increase in the degree of automation and the optimisation of consumption, the company managed to increase its profit by 2.3% to CZK 7.39 billion.
• HMMC paid CZK 1.9 billion in income tax, being again one of the largest taxpayers in the Czech Republic.

Nošovice, July 2, 2020 – The Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) plant in Nošovice has been producing key Hyundai models for a long time. The basis of the production line is the i30 model in all variants, including the N sports line. The flagship of the car manufacturer based in Frýdek-Místek is the Hyundai Tucson model, which accounts for 70% of its production. Thanks to its worldwide distribution network, the car manufacturer once again crossed the border of 70 countries on five continents with exports of its cars made in Silesia.

In total, the car manufacturer produced 309,500 vehicles and, for the eighth time in a row, exceeded the number of three hundred thousand cars produced. The largest markets were Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Russia and Poland. The Czech Republic was HMMC’s seventh largest market after Italy, with a production share of 4.2%.
Cars made in Nošovice can be found from Mexico to Australia, from Iceland to South Africa. Last year, exports to selected European countries, the Middle East and Africa increased.

The year 2019 was also interesting for the car manufacturer in terms of historically significant events. “Last year, which was the eleventh production year in our history, was extraordinary for our company in terms of the milestones we reached. In May, we celebrated the three millionth car produced, and in October, the millionth Tucson produced in Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech,” said Donghwan Yang, President of HMMC, and continued. “Our plant is equipped with technically very advanced production equipment and has long had one of the highest productivities in the Hyundai Group. The same applied for the last year. We succeeded in increasing the level of quality of manufactured vehicles, applying new technologies to production processes, increasing the degree of automation and optimising the consumption of production material.”

Thanks to a combination of these factors, the company increased its profit by 2.3% year-on-year to CZK 7.39 billion with revenues of CZK 123.14 billion. The company paid CZK 1.9 billion in income tax, being again one of the largest taxpayers in the Czech Republic. In this evaluation, as well as in terms of sales, Hyundai in Nošovice has long been one of the ten largest companies in the Czech Republic. This is also demonstrated by its extraordinary position both within the Moravian-Silesian region and the entire Czech economy.

Manufacture of Transmissions
In addition to passenger cars, HMMC also produces 2 types of six-speed transmissions,
which are used not only for cars manufactured at HMMC, but are also exported to the
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus plant in St. Petersburg and the sister plant Kia Motors Slovakia in Žilina. A total of 331,701 transmissions were produced last year.

Preparing for the Innovative Year 2020
“Last year was also important for HMMC in terms of preparing innovations for this year. This is special for our company regarding all the innovations that are very important for the future of the car manufacturer. We started producing the new Hyundai i30 in May, and since March we have been producing the first new generation electric car in the Czech Republic – Kona Electric. The start of its production was an event of both Czech and European significance,” added Donghwan Yang, President of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech.

Interesting Numbers in 2019:
Share of Individual Models:
• Tucson 70%
• i30 21%
• performance N model line 5%
• ix20 4% (note: production of this model was terminated in May 2019)

Top 10 countries
1. Germany 46 900
2. United Kingdom 35 700
3. Spain        23 900
4. Russia              21 700
5. Poland                 15 000
6. Italy                 14 700
7. Czech Republic 13 000
8. France                 11 000
9. Belgium              10 100
10. Austria         8 100

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC)
The HMMC’s high-capacity plant with technically advanced production facilities started production in November 2008. With its 3,300 employees, it has a production capacity of up to 1,400 cars per day and more than 300,000 cars per year. Last year, the Nošovice plant celebrated the production of its three millionth car in total, the Hyundai i30 N. The production of the millionth Tucson car was also an opportunity to celebrate. HMMC cars are sold in more than 70 countries on five continents. In addition to the new i30 Hatchback, Fastback and Wagon models, HMMC also manufactures the i30 N, Kona Electric and Tucson models.