Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama

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Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC
Type Division of Hyundai Motor Company
Industry Automotive
Founded 2002
Headquarters Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Area served United States, Canada
Key people Jun-Ho Kim, President and CEO
Products Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Theta engine
Employees 3,000+
Parent Hyundai Motor Company
Website http://www.hmmausa.com/

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (commonly called HMMA) is an automobile factory in Montgomery, Alabama. It was incorporated as a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea on April 12, 2002. Construction completed in June 2004, with the official start of production beginning in May 2005.[1] The official grand opening ceremony on May 20, 2005, was attended by former President of the United States, George H. W. Bush and Hyundai Motor Group Chairman, Chung Mong-koo. It employed approximately 3000 workers in 2013.[1] Hyundai announced that the initial investment in the plant as $1.1 billion but the current investment is $1.7 billion. [2] In May 2011, HMMA announced a $173 million investment to increase the capacity of the engine assembly plant.[3]

When it was built, the plant was expected to generate an additional 5,500 jobs and $500 million in investments from suppliers. Many of the suppliers were already in the region supplying the Mercedes, Honda and Toyota plants in the state. The success of the HMMA plant and the availability of local suppliers led Hyundai to invest over $1 billion in a new Kia Motors plant in West Point, Georgia. The West Point Kia plant is just over the Alabama state line, less than 85 miles away from the Montgomery plant. The two plants are directly linked by an interstate highway. Through the years some production has been shifted between the two plants. For example, Kia engines are made in the HMMA plant while some SUV production was moved from Hyundai to the West Point Kia plant.

As of the end of 2013, the HMMA plant was running in excess of its 300,000 listed capacity, due to high demand for Hyundai automobiles.

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  1. ^ a b "About HMMA". Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor Company. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.hmmausa.com/?page_id=79
  3. ^ http://www.insideline.com/hyundai/hyundai-expands-four-cylinder-engine-production-in-the-us.html

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Coordinates: 32°16′55″N 86°19′42″W / 32.281981°N 86.328442°W / 32.281981; -86.328442