Hyundai translates as “Modern Era”. The automotive group headquartered in Seoul/South Korea was set up as a construction company initially and later evolved into the Hyundai Motor Company in 1967. Initially it produced Ford models under licence, and in the early 1970s went on to develop its own cars. In 1998, the company took over the South Korean car manufacturer Kia Motors. Today, the automotive group has production sites in India, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Russia, Brazil, Vietnam and the USA.
The Hyundai Motor Company operates the world’s largest car factory in Ulsan, South Korea, with an annual production capacity of 1.6 million units. When bringing its global plant technology and systems into line with Industry 4.0 standards, the automotive manufacturer specified solutions from Eplan and Rittal as the international standard for design, engineering and equipment at its production plants. Large enclosures, small enclosures and cooling solutions from Rittal are all used. And when building a new plant in Korea, Eplan and Rittal experts were consulted early on and recommended standard products. This enabled us to meet the customer’s budget requirements and tight delivery deadline. Some 300,000 vehicles are produced in the plant each year. In total, more than 1,200 large enclosures, 800 compact and 500 small enclosures and 600 cooling units from Rittal were used.
Maxing out the benefits
One benefit of Rittal standard products are their fast delivery times, because Rittal operates 8 production sites on three continents. A broad-based logistics schedule ensures customers do not need to hold products in stock
and receive their solutions directly off the shelf from Rittal. A sophisticated service network guarantees minimal downtimes for customers. In this way, the Hyundai Motor Company benefits from a high degree of reliability and uptime for its plants both nationally and internationally.