Hyundai Construction Equipment is establishing a new research and testing centre to focus on quality
Construction Equipment is focussing on performance and quality with its new project to establish a Reliability Assessment Centre. This research and development facility will be constructed in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do (South-Korea) in a bid to strengthen Hyundai’s quality competitiveness. The firm has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the reliability assessment centre and a performance evaluation laboratory for finished equipment on a 40,000m² site at the Mabuk-ri Research Institute in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do.
The project is costing US$64.4 million (KRW 77 billion) and the project is intended to boost the operation of the evaluation laboratory, which was previously operated in Ulsan. The new reliability assessment centre will allow the integrated research from parts to finished products and will be completed in August 2020.
The centre will be equipped with a large laboratory that can check the performance of equipment in extreme environments from -40°C to 80°C, in addition to simulators and state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment. Various researches and experiments will also be conducted such as eco-friendly technology, high efficiency, and noise reduction technology, to cope with stringent exhaust gas regulations.
Kim Gwang-min, vice president of the reliability assessment centre at HCE said, “When the centre is completed, the preliminary verification from hydraulic and mechanical parts to finished products will be strengthened, and the quality competitiveness of finished equipment will be greatly improved. As trust and loyalty to our brand increases, it is expected that global market penetration will be further accelerated.”
HCE is focusing its efforts on quality improvement by upgrading the quality division to the quality headquarters in January and allocating 35% of the total employees to the R&D department in August.