Montgomery, Ala., – On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) celebrated the 5 millionth engine to be manufactured at the Alabama assembly plant. Engine shop Team Members and HMMA leadership gathered for a luncheon to celebrate this significant achievement.
The 5 millionth engine milestone comes less than 12 years after the plant assembled its first Lambda six-cylinder engine in May 2005. The engine shops achieved this milestone faster than any other engine assembly operation in the southeast because they have been supplying two automotive assembly plants since 2010.
“We would not have been able to celebrate this milestone if it weren’t the tremendous support of all our engine production and maintenance team members,” said Chris Susock, vice president – production at HMMA. “They have a history of collaborating together to get the job done with an absolute priority on safety, efficiency and the best quality for their customers.”
HMMA’s two engine shops currently manufacture the Nu 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and the Theta 2.0- and 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engines. These engines are supplied to both HMMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia.
Together, HMMA’s two engine shops have a capacity of more than 700,000 engines per year. The two shops employ more than 700 Team Members. The engine shops operate on two 10-hour shifts each day, with production running five or six days per week.
Pete Branham, senior manager – engine production at HMMA, added, “Our team members pour their heart into every single engine to ensure that it meets the highest quality standards. Their track record for excellence has set the stage for the long-term success of HMMA and the Hyundai brand in the North American market.”